Fox’s Book of Martyrs – Set of Nine 18th Century Prints

$250.00

A set of three panels professionally mounted, each featuring three prints from Fox’s Book of Martyrs. Gruesome images depicting various tortures and their victims.

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A set of three panels professionally mounted, each featuring three prints from Fox’s Book of Martyrs. Gruesome images depicting various tortures and their victims. Titles include: ADRIAN CHALINSKI A PROTESTANT CLERGYMAN ROASTED ALIVE BY A SLOW FIRE IN THE GREAT DUCHY OF LITHUANIA; RACKING OF CUTHBERT JIMSON IN THE REIGN OF MARY 1ST / MARTYRDOM OF ST. LAWRENCE; THE MANNER IN WHICH THE PROTESTANT WAS DRAGGED THROUGH THE BOGS IN IRELAND AND HUNG ON TINTER HOOKS FASTENED TO POLES TILL THEY PERISHED THROUGH PAIN AND WANT OF FOOD; THE PIOS AND LEARNED MR. JOHN PHILPOT PRAYING AT THE PLACE OF HIS MARTYRDOM IN SMITHVILLE; MARKUS, BISHOP OF ARETHUSA RUBBED WITH HONEY, HUNG UP IN A BASKET AND STUNG TO DEATH BY WASPS; MARTYRDOM OF MR. BURTON; EXECUTIONS OF THE ENGLISH PROTESTANTS CALLED LOLLARDS IN THE REIGN OF HENRY 4TH IN THE FIELDS NEAR LONDON; MARTYRDOM OF THE ARCHBISHOP CRANMER IN WEST SMITHFIELD; CRUELTIES PRACTISED ON MR. WILLIAM LITHGOW AT MALAGA IN SPAIN.
Panels: 32 in. x 20 in. / Image areas: 8 in. x 14 in.
Condition: Some foxing and staining as can be seen in the photos, display very well. Professional mounted and matted.