The Davenport Collection
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Egyptian Hall exhibition of Szentpetery’s Embossed Tableau

The embossed tableau was executed in copper. The image was taken from the picture of ‘The Battle of Arbela’ painted by Le Brun. We are told ‘the plate of copper from which this work is produced by the aid of the puncheon and hammer alone, consists of a single sheet, not more than one sixteenth part of an inch in thickness. This is one of the items contained in a wooden box of 19th century ephemera, mainly relating to the Egyptian Hall. To view all the items from the box, click on View Details and then the Key Phrase ‘Wooden box items’.

Item Details

Size 145 x 220mm
Date Circa 1839
Key Phrases ,
Ref no N2003 Ep.EH56