The Royal Society's mace by unknown

The Royal Society's mace


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Depth 3.8cm (1.5)
Frame face 2cm (0.79in)
Depth 2.3cm (0.9in)
Model is 5ft4in or 1.62m
Model is 5'4" (1.62m)

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The Royal Society's mace


Drawing of the Royal Society's Charles II mace resting upon a tasselled mace cushion. The work is inscribed in pencil: "18/3/96. Mace (silver gilt) given by Charles II Aug. 1663 (used at all meetings of Council & Society). (about 1/6 natural size)." With an instruction to the printer: "reduce to 5 ¥" wide." Inscribed in pencil verso: "Butterworths Savoy House 115 Strand WC." Drawn for an article by Herbert Rix (1850-1906), assistant secretary of the Royal Society. The illustration was made to be engraved by the Butterworth and Heath company (active 1856-1896) and published in the Leisure Hour for 1896.

Original: pencil on board. 1896

  • Image ref: RS-10260
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