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The true Pourtraicture of the Royal Martyr Charles I.st
The true Pourtraicture of the Royal Martyr Charles I.st King of England Scotland France and Ireland as he sate in ye pretended High Court of Justice A.o 1648.
[after Edward Bower.] done and sold by I. Faber London.
[n.d., c.1715.]
Mezzotint with small margins. 210 x 155mm (8¼ x 6"). Very scarce, but trimmed into inscription area.
Chaloner Smith lists four plates of this event by John Faber Senior and Junior, none with this exact title or composition. The Fabers attributed the portrait to van Dyke, however the painter died seven years before the trial. It was in fact the work of Edward Bower.
[Ref: 32703]   £320.00  
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His Excellencie S.r Thomas Fairfax K.t Generall of the forces raised by the Parliament.
His Excellencie S.r Thomas Fairfax K.t Generall of the forces raised by the Parliament.
[n.d., c.1647].
Engraving. Sheet 290 x 230mm (11½ x 9"), 17th century watermark. Trimmed within plate, small area of manuscript fill top left corner, mounted in album paper.
Equestrian portrait of Thomas Fairfax (1612 - 1671), in armour on prancing horse, before his army in formation. Used as the frontispiece to Joshua Sprigg's 'Anglia Rediviva' in 1647, this plate was later altered to Charles X of Sweden.
O'Donoghue 25 1; BM P,4.130.
[Ref: 42956]   £420.00  
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