C1811

The Seizure of Guy Fawkes.

Artist:

Early c.19th engraving of Guy Fawkes (1570-1606) being captured. Fawkes while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who was involved in the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Fawkes converted to Catholicism and … Read Full Description

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Full Title:

The Seizure of Guy Fawkes.

Date:

C1811

Artist:

Condition:

Minor spotting to margins, otherwise in good condition.

Technique:

Hand coloured copper engraving.

Image Size: 

145mm 
x 248mm

Paper Size: 

244mm 
x 374mm
AUTHENTICITY
The Seizure of Guy Fawkes. - Antique Print from 1811

Genuine antique
dated:

1811

Description:

Early c.19th engraving of Guy Fawkes (1570-1606) being captured.

Fawkes while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who was involved in the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605. Fawkes converted to Catholicism and left for mainland Europe, where he fought for Catholic Spain in the Eighty Years’ War against Protestant Dutch reformers in the Low Countries.

The failure of which has been commemorated as Guy Fawkes Night since 5 November 1605, when his effigy is traditionally burned on a bonfire, commonly accompanied by fireworks.

Collections:
British Museum London: 1872,0113.76

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