Cloth binding for The Story of the Norman Conquest, by Daniel Maclise, 1866. 8½ x 19¼ inches. Maclise’s gilt design of a Norman portal is an appropriate gateway to the artist’s imposing, linear designs of the events before and after the Conquest. Issued to commemorate the 800th anniversary of the invasion, the book is a monumental album and is one of best of the Art Union’s publications. Few copies survive with Maclise’s original motif. [Click on image to enlarge it.]

Photograph by George Landow and text by Simon Cooke. You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the photographer and (2) link to this URL in a web document or cite it in a print one.


Maclise, Daniel. The Story of the Norman Conquest. London: Art Union, 1866.

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