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Pictorial World being a collection of Engravings of Views in All
Countries, Portraits of Great Men, and Specimens of Works of Art,
of All Ages and of Every Character.
Edited by Charles Edwards
Published by Joseph Rickerby - 1847
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Some Interesting Information about the Universum.
Payne's Universum is a selection of appropriate, diversified and interesting specimens from approved and known masters. They have all been engraved to the highest standards of pictorial work. The Universum is a work comprising of every branch of the arts in the mid 19th century ie: Portraiture, dramatic and fictitious scenes, landscapes and views, fanciful and imaginary representations and historical records of past events.
The content of Payne's Universum is indeed diverse. Most people would find images that would be of interest, all of which are of a high standard and therefore all the more appealing. They are all beautiful steel engravings, which by nature are delicate and detailed. The Portraits are highly decorated, most including vignettes of related scenes or subjects. The Illustrations of Student's Life in Germany are particularly decorative. Many of the prints also depict the culture of different peoples around the world.
This work began as an attempt to collate all, or as much of the above from around the world as possible, however, this was such a mamouth task that it was not continued beyond 1st October, 1847. (They could have still been producing the Universum today if they had continued and it may have become 'tired'.)
The Working life of a John Wykeman Archer (One of the Illustrators)
JOHN WYKEHAM ARCHER ARWS (1808-1864) was a topographical illustrator and watercolourist. He was born on August 2nd 1808 in Newcastle-upon-tyne, England and moved to London 1820 in order to become an apprentice engraver. He was articled to John Scott (animal engraver) and on completion of his apprenticeship, he moved back to Newcastle and in partnership with William Collard, he worked as an engraver. He later worked in Edinburgh, Scotland and moved back to London in 1831 where he worked for W. and E. FINDEN. In time he began to work more and more in watercolour although he still produced wood engravings in the 1840s and continued to produce topographical images for engraving. Archer became Associate to the Royal Society of Painters in Watercolours (ARWS) in 1842. He died on 25th May 1864, in London.
Examples of Archer's work can also be found in the following publications: The Castles and Abbeys of England, W. Beattie - 1844; Winkle's Illustrations of the Cathedral Churches - 1836/7; London, Charles Knight - 1841; Illustrated London News - 1847-9 (animals); Household Song - 1861; Vestiges of Old London; Douglas Jerrold's Magazine and William Twopenny's Magazine.
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TITLE PAGE: PAYNE'S UNIVERSUM. Decorative. Peoples. Buildings. Boats.
Ghuznee: Camels. Horses. Mounted figures. Mountains. Buildings. Flags.
TANGIERS: Boats. Ships. Buildings. Sea. Flags. Birds.
in the Tyrol: Dog. Child.
Ladies. Gentleman. Crucifix. Table. Tankard. Rifle. Basket.
Barrels. Clock. Lederhosen. Traditional dress.
Greifenstein: Cattle/Oxen. Tower. Figures. Trees. Goats.
Merkenstein: Deer. Trees. Building. Mountains.
Persenberg: Figures. Trees. Buildings. Boats. River. Mountain.
Salzburg: Figures. River. Mountains. Boats. Buildings.
Schloss Krempenstein: Building. Raft. River. Figures. Mountains. Trees. Boats.
The Danube Whirlpool: River. Mountains. Figures. Cattle/Oxen. Building. Boat. Flag. Trees. Fence. Fields.
Vienna. View from Pfaffenhofen: Figures. Trees. River. Mountains. Flora/fauna.
Vienna St. Stephens Cathedral: Many figures.
VIENNA: Ferdinand's Bridge. River. Many figures. Boats.
de Ville: Interesting
architecture. Figures. Clock tower.
Oudenarde. Hotel de Ville: (Audenard). Many figures. Fountain. Trees. Dogs. Interesting architecture. Children.
MINING: Gold Washing. Many figures. Waterfalls.
Mountains. Trees. Shrubs.
Rio de Janeiro: Ships. Boats. Figures. Mountains. Sea.
Scene in Forest: Nude native figures. Trees.
St. Salvador: Figures dancing. Trees. Buildings. Palm trees.
Tiger Hunt in Forest: Dogs. Figures. Tiger. Flora/fauna. Trees. Rocks. 'A Scene in the Brazilian Forest. (Tiger Hunt). '
Travels in the Brazils: Horses. Figures. River. Forest. Mountains. Flora/Fauna.
Stoke Poges. Gray's Elegy: Good Family. Church. Graveyard. Birds. Trees. 'Stoke Pogis. The Scene of Gray's Elegy.
LAND'S END: Good Goats. Birds.
English Civil War: Fairfax before countess: Polearms. Armour. Breastplates. Helmets. Figures. 'Fairfax before the Countess of Derby. '
Ness Sands near Bristol: Lighthouse. Shipwreck. Gulls. Walls.
Greenwich: The Stagecoach. Good Horses. Signpost.
GREENWICH FAIR: Many figures. size 11x7.5 inches.
Greenwich Hospital: Good Ships. Boats. River. Gulls. Small figures.
Castle: Figures. Horse.
Flag. Trees. Shrubs. Signpost. Sea.
Newcastle: Good Figures. Buildings. Bridge. Spires/Tower in distance. River.
KENILWORTH from the Tilt Yard.
Amoy Island: Fleet of ships. Boats. Mountains. Rocks.
Que-may Island/Fort: Payne(Quemoy). Boats. Ship. Pagodas. Figures. Mountains.
Ting-hae port: Ships. Gulls. Buildings. Mountains. Figures.
Prague. Figures. Boats. Buildings. Towers. Spires. River. Bridge/Aqueduct. Reservoir.
Ombos: Ruins. Figures. Horses. River/Sea. Palm trees. Mountains.
Busy street. Buildings.
Lyons: Horses. Cart. Figures. Buildings. Trees. River. Bridge. Shrubs.
Rouen: Busy Street Scene. Gothic tower. Figures. Horse. Cart. Lanterns.
Rouen: Trees. Buildings. Mountain. Spires. Figures. Horse-drawn carriage travelling at speed. horses and cart. River. Chimneys.
Strasburg Cathedral: Figures. Street. Buildings.
Altenburg Girl: Dog. Broom. Plants. Tree. Gentleman.
Baden: Many figures. Dogs. Buildings. Trees. Mountain. Figures are elegantly dressed. Children.
Brunswick: Busy street scene. Dogs. Horses. Fountain. Horse-drawn cart. Many figures. Buildings. A good busy print.
Donaustauf (Ruins): Figures. Goats. River. Islands. Trees. Flora/fauna.
DRACHENFELS: River. Mountains. Figures.
Dresden: River. Many figures. Ships. Boats. Bridge. Buildings. Trees.
Eisenach: Figures. River. Buildings. Trees. Cattle. Mountains.
Falls of Tryberger. Black Forest: Figures. Trees. Mountains. Figures.
Fort Niederhaus near Passau: River. Figures. Boats. Buildings. Mountains. Horse.
Fulda: Trees. Buildings. River. Bridge. Solitary figure in foreground.
Gellert C F: Portrait. Decorative Vignettes. Birds. Dancing Bears. Figures. Flora/Fauna.
Goethe Monument. Frankfort: 'Gothe. Monument in Frankfort. a/m. '
Goethe portrait: Decorative vignettes. Harp. Horse. Figures. Cherub. Angels. 'Die Fischer. Gothes Gartenhaus. Der Erlenkonig. Aus Wilhelm Meister. Gothes Wohnhaus in Weimar. Aus Faust. '
Hornberg: Figures. Buildings. Horse/Ass. Mountains. Benches. Trees. Dog. River.
Konigstein on the Elbe: Cattle. Goats. Figures. Boats. Barge. Trees. Mountains. River. Buildings.
Leipsic. Town Hall/Market Place: (Leipzig). Many figures. Wagon. Stalls. Clock tower. A good busy scene.
Portrait of G. E. Lessing: Quill pen. Decorative vignettes. Banner. Bookshelf. Books. Ink well.
Rhine Ferry: Figures. Animals. Buildings. Ducks. Animals include Pig/Hog. Horse. Sheep. Washerwoman. Trees. River. Shrubs.
Schloss Bronnen: Figures. Buildings. River. Mountains. Trees. Cattle. Oxen.
Schulpforte: Figures in foreground. Mountains. Trees. Buildings. River. Spires. Cave/Tunnel.
Skittle Ground: Figures. Children. Dogs. Trees. Buildings. Ball. Skittles. Lane.
STUDENT LIFE: Landesvater. Very Decorative. Cherubs. Dogs. Foil. Castle in distance. Tables. Benches.
STUDENT LIFE: Prince of Fools. Many figures. Very Decorative. Musical Instruments. Dogs. Pipe.
STUDENT LIFE: The Proctor. Very decorative. Vignettes. 11x7.5 ins.
The Student's Cliff. Hertz Mountains: Elegant couple. Valley. Trees. Flora/fauna.
Wilhemshohe Fountain. Near Cassel: Swans. Elegant figures. Parasols. Monument. Trees. Gardens. Children. Building.
Acropolis: Figures on
horseback. Figures. Horses. Mountains. Buildings. Trees.
Portrait of Otho. King of Greece: Decorative Vignettes. Views in Greece. Figures.
Dutch Skaters: Families. Infant.
General view: Ships. Boats. Figures. Mountains. Buildings. Flags.
Tiger Hunt: Elephants. Figures. Trees. Tiger.
Cork River: Figures. Child. Ships. Boats. Trees.
Mountains. Flag. Tower/Fort. Buildings.
Portrait. Daniel O'Connell. M.P: Decorative Vignettes. Vignettes show a battle scene and a landscape view. Swans. Windmill. Water mill. Bridge. Sunset. Cattle. Sheep. Thatched cottages. Fruit. Lion+lamb. Crops etc.
Amalfi: Pillars. Pail. Well/Pool. Buildings.
Mountains. Sea. Boats. Trees. Flora/fauna.
Florence: Figures. Buildings. Trees. Mountains.
Genoa Villa Doria: Boats. Sails. Buildings. Figures.
Grotta di Posilipo: Figures. Horse. Child. Shrine/Monument. Trees. Shrubs. Cliffs. Bridge/Archway.
Ischia Castle: Boats. Bridge. Figures. Mountains.
Milan Cathedral: Figures. Street scene. Interesting architecture.
Naples Villa Royal: Many figures. Avenue. Buildings. Sea. Boats. Mountain. Horse drawn carriages.
Naples: Vesuvius. Figures. Goats. Buildings. Erupting Volcano. Lake. Boat. Napoli.
PAESTUM: General view of the ruins. Cattle foreground.
ROME Interior of St. Peter's: Figures. Statues.
ROME Porta Maggiore: Figures working. Monument.
SICILY Palermo Cathedral: Many figures. Procession. Statue.
SICILY Palermo: Horses. Figures. Trees. Buildings. Mountains.
SICILY Scilla+Charybdis: Sea. Rocks. Figures. Ship. Mountains. Cliffs. Buildings.
SICILY Taormina: Ruins. Mountains. Figure. Flora/fauna. Smoke erupting from mountain top.
TERNI: Good view of the Falls. Figures and goats foreground.
Terracina: Boats. Sea. Figures. Mountains. Buildings.
Tivoli: Waterfall. Figures. Shrine. Service. Buildings. Valley. River. Trees.
Vesuvius: Horses. Figure. Goats. Goatherd. Trees. Mountains. Buildings. Smoking volcano. River. Ships.
MACOA from the sea: Ships. Wreck. Mountains. Buildings. Stormy seas.
General view: Many figures. Swords. Rifles. Palm Trees.
Tent. Buildings. Camel.
Mogador: Sea. Boats. Ships. Sails. Figures. Birds. Buildings. Mountains. Trees.
Cathedral of St. Basil:
Many figures. Horses. Carriage. Trees. Buildings. Architecture.
'Wassili Blagennoi. or the Cathedral of st. Basil. Moscow. '
Moscow. Peterskoi Palace: Many figures. Trees. Interesting architecture. Horse drawn carriage.
Moscow. Troitzko-Lergievsky Laura: Horse. Cart. Trees. Figures. 'A Convent Founded by St. Serge. Near Moscow. '
St Petersburg. Kloster Smolnoi: Many elegant figures. Military figures. Horse drawn carriages. Trees. Buildings. Interesting architecture.
St Petersburg. Monument of Peter the Great: Figures. Horse drawn carriages. Horses. Military figures. Buildings.
St Petersburg. The Bridge+Church of St. Isaac: Figures. Horse drawn carriage/sledge. Buildings. Boats. Sledge. Horses. Lanterns. Winter scene.
Burns: Good Decorative
Vignettes. Thistles. Dogs. Couples. Elegant gentlemen drinking.
Mounted figure chased by mythical creatures. Bridge. Horse.
Stirling Castle: Mounted figures. Horses. Figures. Trees. Mountains.
General view: Soldiers marching. Fleet of Ships. Trees. Buildings. Figures in traditional dress observing. Flora/fauna.
Barcelona: Many figures. Busy street scene. Monument. Military figures. Trees. Buildings.
Bernard: Dogs (St.
Bernards). Rescue. Figures. Buildings. Mountains.
The Oath of the Three Swiss: Figures. River. Trees. Mountains. Swords.
Thun: River. Tower. Buildings. Trees. Mountains. Flora/fauna.
TO CLEAR SET: Steel engravings. A variety of subjects.
Some need clean.
PRETTY LADIES SET: Attractive steel engravings.
The Man of Letters: Quill pen. Bowl. Window. Globe. Book. Chair. Desk. Curtain.
The Catastrophe: Trap. Milk.
Student's Life in Germany: Decorative. Figures. Horse. Foils. Tankards. 'The Duelist. '
The Chocolate Girl: Serving girl. Tray. Glass. Cup.
Anglers: Children. Tent.
The Gypsy: Reading Cards. Bonfire. Woodland.
Moses going to the Fair: Horse. Dog. Figures. Buildings. Stairs. Children. Spire. Trees.
The Fisherman: Mending net. Child. Boat. Barrel. Cliffs. House. Sewing.
Collierys and Drops: Carts. Ships. Machinery. Figures. Horses. Buildings. 'St. Lawrence Colliery. Percy Pit Colliery. Bottom of the Shaft/Wallbottle Coliery. Drops at Wallsend. '
Figures. Views. Views include: St. Thomas's School. Bach's
Monument. St. Thomas's Church and the Observatory at Leipzig.
Beethoven Portrait: Decorative. Flora.
David Felicien portrait: Decorative Vignettes. Harp. Trees. Antelope. Bird. Horses. Fallen horse and figure. Many figures in distance.
Mozart Statue: Decorative vignettes. Eagle. Angels. Harp. Sunset.
Schiller Portrait: Decorative Vignettes. Vignettes show: Dragon. Knight with lance. Pegasus. Harp. Bell. Sirens. Cupids etc.
Weber C M von. Portrait: Decorative vignettes. Figures and animals. Snakes. Rifles. Birds.
Sea battle in background.
Elector and Candidate: Top hats. Table. Chairs.
Wolsey: Figures. Armour.
Duke of Wellington. Decorative Vignettes. Battle scene. Buildings.
The Hermit: Crucifix. Figure kneeling. Basket. Book. Lantern. Archway. Flora/fauna. Skull. Beads. Tree.
Portrait: Writing in Study. Quill pen. Quills. Books. Ornaments. Polearm.
Battle of Trafalgar. Many ships. Flags. Shipwrecked figures clutching to mast.
Worker: Cat. Pretty lady.
Lizzy. You Are Not Spinning Child: Elegant gentleman. Spinning Wheel. Garden. Window. Spindle.
The Two Courtiers. Figures. Spinning wheel. Young couple. Old couple. Bric-a-brac. Threading needle.
Village Comedy: Stage. Families. Figures. Dog.
Chimney Sweep: Lady.
Broom. Utensils. Ladder. Hearth.
The Weather Prophet: Old couple looking out of window.
Whalers attacked by Bears: Polar bears. Spears. Boat. Ice. 'Whalers attacked by Bears. Der Kampf mit den Eisbaren. '
The Great Wine Barrel. Heidelberg. Germany: Figures. Dog. Barrels.
Milton. Portrait: Decorative. (Bucks).
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