[reuter Paul Julius Von, Baron.]

LEHMANN, RUDOLF. BARLOW, T. OLDHAM, ENGRAVED BY.

£250.00

Date

[n.d., c.1870]

Synopsis

Founder of reuter's news agency. painted by rudolf lehmann. engraved by t.oldham barlow.

Item Description

Mixed method portrait engraving, probably taken from photograph. 508 x 381 mm. Removed from mount, slight edge wear on right hand side, but otherwise a very good engraving. Armourial crest below portrait. (Paul)Julius de Reuter, Baron de Reuter (nee Israel Beer Josaphat) (1816-1899), Founder of Reuter's News Agencey. Born in Germany. His birthname was Israel Beer Josaphat. Reuter moved to |London on October 29, 1845. On November 16 he was baptised as Paul Julius Reuter. He set up office at the London Stock Exchange, and established a telegraph link between Britain and the European continent through the English Channel. There ships coming from America threw canisters containing news into the sea. The news was telegraphed to to london, arriving before the ships. Created baron in 1871. The Artist Rudolph lemann b.1819-1905. German born. The Engraver T. Oldham Barlow b. 1824-1889.

[Stock No. 27576]

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