Arnold, engraver & copper-plate printer

description below

Trade card of the engraver and copper plate printer Francis Arnold. At center is a detailed vignette of a printer’s workshop with two workers, one engaged in the process of engraving a copper plate and the other at the printing press, with sheets drying above and bind sheets at his feet. Engraved text on either side of the vignette lists some of the products offered: “Invoice heads, address cards, arms, crests, &c. &c.”; and “Manufacturers patterns engraved and printed.”

  • Creator: Arnold, Francis, approximately 1772-1829.
  • Title: Arnold, engraver & copper-plate printer, No. 8, Bath Street, Birmingham [graphic].
  • Publication: [Birmingham, England] : [Francis Arnold], [not before 1818]

Catalog Record

File 66 818 Ar742

Acquired November 2021

George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham

1 printing plate : copper ; 33 x 22.4 cm.

Reverse Detail

Green, Valentine, 1739-1813

George Simon Harcourt, Viscount Nuneham.

Published: [London] : Publish’d as the act directs May 2, 1776 by W. Shropshire, New Bond Street, [1776]

Object 776.05.02.01

A portrait of George Simon Harcourt while still Viscount, nearly in profile looking to the right. This copper plate was originally executed by V. Green in 1772 for an edition published by him. The plate has been altered for a second edition by Shropshire. 1 printing plate : copper ; 33 x 22.4 cm.

1 printing plate : copper ; 33 x 22.4 cm.

1 printing plate : copper ; 33 x 22.4 cm.

Subjects (Library of Congress): Harcourt, George Simon Harcourt, Earl, 1736-1809–Portraits; Printing industry.

Lewis Walpole Library new acquisition: December, 2009