A King and his Mace-Bearer, AD1310
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.