Hand painted Card in water-colour overlaid with real Fern, showing the Cross with a 'morning glory' in flower climbing up, round the foot is a spray from a real fern, inscribed at the top in pen 'Lo! I am with you alway', 1 side 6" x 3¼", the basic bordered card published by M.W. & Co., stamp on verso of retailer R. Ingalton Drake of Eton, no place, no date, circa

R. Ingalton Drake printed and published at Eton, in particular for the College at least 1884-1900 (BL Catalogue). Earlier Eton imprints are T. Ingalton (1817), T. Ingalton & Son, Williams & Ingalton, Ingalton & Drake. The NPG lists R. Ingalton Drake as 'active 1869-1893' and has 1 portrait by him. He was probably a near relation of William Ingalton (1794-1866), artist, later builder and architect, who lived most of his life at Eton

Item Date:  1880

Stock No:  55941      £125

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