A Decorative Regency Period Transfer Mezzotint-Under-Glass Picture by W.B Walker; ‘Christ Rideth into Jerusalem’

Origin: English
Period: Early Nineteenth Century
Provenance: Unknown
Date: c.1810
Width: 13.75 inches
Height: 9.75 inches
(15.75” x 11.75” in Frame)

The Regency period reverse glass paint and foil picture presented in its original ebonised frame depicting Christ riding into Jerusalem inscribed from Matthew 21:8-10 ‘And a very great multitude spread their garments in the way; others cut down branches from the trees and spread them in the way. And the people that went before and that followed, cried out, saying, Hosanna to the Son of David; Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.’ survives from the turn of the very early part of nineteenth century England, Published by W. B. Walker. 4 Fox & Knot Court, Cow Lane, London.

The plate does have some areas of wear, pigment separation and bubbling which is so common on early reverse glass but the majority, probably 80% remains in good condition. The frame is original to the picture.

W.B Walker (publisher/printer; British; 1801 - 1814; fl. c.) was a publisher of popular mezzotints; his name is also mentioned as a painter on a hand-coloured mezzotint.

Hosanna in the highest, indeed.