LE CAPELAIN, John.
One of a series of 26 views published in 1847 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s visit to Jersey, lithographed by Day & Son, lithographers to the Queen. “On a wild sea-beaten rock are the remains of what once was the cell of St Helier, the hermit. This holy man met his death from the hands of a band of Norman pirates, whose ferocity he attempted to rebuke and whose idolatries he denounced; receiving for answer the blow of a battle-axe, he died a martyr. In the Drawing the hermitage and surrounding rocks are shewn at low tide, under the effect of a coming storm.”
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Tinted lithograph, hand-coloured. Very good condition. Size: 47.2 x 64.1 cm.