Sir John Cheney, AD1499
About the work
This accurate depiction of an early suit of armour by Samuel Rush Meyrick was engraved as an illustration to ‘A Critical Inquiry into Antient [sic] Armour as it existed in Europe, but particularly in England, from the Norman conquest to the reign of King Charles II’, published in 1824.
About the artist
W. Maddocks was a stipple engraver of small bookplates including portraits after his contemporaries. He produced a plate for the reduced-sized version of Thornton’s Temple of Flora, published in 1812. He may be the William Maddocks of the Callica-printing firm of Barr and Maddocks, of Cheapside, London, which was declared bankrupt in 1789.