An original (i.e. from the date given and not a later reprint) circa 1835 beautifully finished print from steel engraving entitled :-
' BATTLE STONE OR PERCY CROSS, NORTHUMBERLAND 'It shows :-
A moonlit and atmospheric view of the stone monument erected to commemorate the Battle of Otterburn August 19 1388, fought between Douglas of Scotland and Percy of the English. Douglas was slain, Ralph percy was injured and captured – later he was released in an exchange for Douglas’s body. The battle was really more of a rout as the casualties on the Scots side were reported to be a few hundred, whilst the English lost nearly three thousand. The Monument was known as Percy Cross but should not be confused with the ‘True’ Percy Cross at Hedgly Moor
This simple obelisk replaced the previous Battle Stone in 1777, and was made from part of an old fireplace by a local farmer who didn't want the Duke of Northumberland to put up a monument and thereby have some kind of claim on his land.
Engraved by J C Bentley after the work by the Artist, Thomas Allom
The wonderful detail in this beautiful print is not really captured by the scan.
The prints in this range vary slightly in size, but on average measure 155 x 95 mm ( 6 x 4 " ) approx. plus borders (not fully shown in the scan).
It is on good quality paper with a blank reverse. There may be a few handling marks and some light staining or foxing (brown spotting) which is a feature of items of great age - check the scan for details. This print which is over 170 years old, would look superb mounted ( or matted ) and framed.
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