Portrait of Joseph Charles Horsley,carried off by Charles Rennett, on the 8th. November, and recovered again at Brake, near Bremen, Novr. 23rd 1818.
Published May 25th. 1819, at R. Ackermann's, 101, Strand.
Aquatint and etching, sheet 290 x 210mm. 11½ x 8¼". Trimmed to plate.
Portrait of a young boy sitting facing the viewer and holding a flower, a terrier beside at right with sad expression. A dramatic mask with snake lies on the ground in the left foreground, sea behind. Charles Rennett was tried and transported to Australia for seven years for the kidnap.
[Ref: 10072] £230.00