Equestrian Statue at Newby Hall.
The statue was made in Italy and originally represented John Sobieski, King of Poland, trampling a Turk.
It commemorated his victory in Vienna. The statue was bought in 1672 by Sir Robert Vyner (the goldsmith responsible for Charles II's Coronation regalia) who brought it to the Stocks Market, London at the Restoration. Sir Robert had the head refashioned to represent Charles II and the lower figure represented Oliver Cromwell.
In 1739 the site was taken for the construction of the Mansion House and the statue was removed to an inn yard, then to the Vyner estate in Lincolnshire. Lady Mary Robinson of Newby married Henry Vyner and inherited Newby Hall in 1859. The statue was brought to Newby Park in 1883.
234 x 259 cms
This is the bottom half of a plate, originally with representation of the statue of Charles I at Charing Cross above. The complete plate can be found in the fourth volume of the BM's 1724 edition of 'Britannia Illustrata', published by Joseph Smith.
The Stocks Market
Engraving by Henry Fletcher after J Nichols
Lettered below image with title in English and in French, and with production details: "Jos Nichols Delin / H. Fletcher Sculp / Publish'd according to Act of Parliament 1753, & Sold by J. Boydell at the Unicorn the Corner of Queen Street Cheapside London".
163 x 235 mm
Etching and Engraving by Sutton Nichols c. 1720.
Engraving by Sutton Nichols
"London Sold by Iohn Bowles Print and Map Seller over against Stocks Market", and below at right "Sutton Nicholls delin et sculp".