James Sprent Virtue (1829-1892) was a British publisher specialized in illustrated works.
He was successful in business and life. He grew his family's British firm by adding 15 USA branches. He became proprietor of The Art Journal. He was a liveryman of The Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers. He enjoyed rowing and was a founder of the London Rowing Club.
His firm made engravings of pictures in the great galleries such as the Royal, the Sheepshanks, the Vernon, and the Turner.
James published wonderful engraved illustrations about India during the mid 1800s. Here are some of his engravings for you to choose from. They are original antiques from the mid 1800s.