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British Empire Antique Landscape, Elegant Original 1840 Historic Lithograph by Andrew Picken 'The Eagle's Rock Near the Portella' 1840

British Empire Antique Landscape, Elegant Original 1840 Historic Lithograph by Andrew Picken 'The Eagle's Rock Near the Portella' 1840

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  • Vintage item from the 1800s
  • Materials: Frame, Glass, Hook
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Andrew Picken, (1815–1845), draughtsman and lithographer, second of the four sons of Andrew Picken the novelist, was born in 1815. In 1835 received from the Society of Arts their silver Isis medal for a lithographic drawing of the ruins of the Houses of Parliament after the fire.

In 1837 his health, which had always been delicate, broke down, and, his lungs being affected, he was sent to Madeira, Portugal. During a residence there of two years he drew a series of views of the island, which, on his return to England, were published under the title ‘Madeira Illustrated,’ 1840, with interesting letterpress edited from his notes by Dr. James Macaulay.

To this fine work, which is now scarce, was due much of the subsequent popularity of Madeira as a health resort. After a short interval Picken found it necessary to revisit Madeira; but his disease making rapid progress, he came back to London, and died there on 24 June 1845. During his brief career Picken executed on stone a large number of landscapes, chiefly illustrations to books of travel and private commissions.

This hand painted piece is one of those stone lithographs. It's a lovely historical piece in good condition but what impresses me is the structure, depth and detail of his composition. He was a brilliant draughtsman.

The Eagle's Rock (near the Portella) is a now popular walking trail rated as an easy or a medium climb. What puzzles people most is why so many accidents occur. What is not written down in the guide books are such things as vertigo, slippery slopes and wet/humid conditions. With even a slight rainfall the slopes become muddy and dangerous. Imagine 175 years ago travelling these trails.


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Frame: 16 1/2" x 24 1/2"
Image: 10" x 14 1/4"
Andrew Picken, (1815–1845), draughtsman and lithographer, second of the four sons of Andrew Picken the novelist, was born in 1815. In 1835 received from the Society of Arts their silver Isis medal for a lithographic drawing of the ruins of the Houses of Parliament after the fire.

In 1837 his health, which had always been delicate, broke down, and, his lungs being affected, he was sent to Madeira, Portugal. During a residence there of two years he drew a series of views of the island, which, on his return to England, were published under the title ‘Madeira Illustrated,’ 1840, with interesting letterpress edited from his notes by Dr. James Macaulay.

To this fine work, which is now scarce, was due much of the subsequent popularity of Madeira as a health resort. After a short interval Picken found it necessary to revisit Madeira; but his disease making rapid progress, he came back to London, and died there on 24 June 1845. During his brief career Picken executed on stone a large number of landscapes, chiefly illustrations to books of travel and private commissions.

This hand painted piece is one of those stone lithographs. It's a lovely historical piece in good condition but what impresses me is the structure, depth and detail of his composition. He was a brilliant draughtsman.

The Eagle's Rock (near the Portella) is a now popular walking trail rated as an easy or a medium climb. What puzzles people most is why so many accidents occur. What is not written down in the guide books are such things as vertigo, slippery slopes and wet/humid conditions. With even a slight rainfall the slopes become muddy and dangerous. Imagine 175 years ago travelling these trails.


Free Shipping to Canada and Continental United States.

Frame: 16 1/2" x 24 1/2"
Image: 10" x 14 1/4"

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I typically use Canada Post First Class Mail.

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If you are interested in shipping upgrades - including expedited shipping methods like, FedEx Express and FedEx 2Day - please convo me before purchase so the shipping cost can be adjusted accordingly.

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Please be aware your country may charge additional customs fees, duty and/or import taxes, and that those charges are the responsibility of the buyer.

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