Gotofridus Bullionius Rex Jerusalem.Regumque matres barbarorum et/ Purpurei metuunt tyranni Horat. carm. l. 4.
I.I. Haid exc. A.V. [Augsburg, c.1760.]
Mezzotint, 400 x 270mm. 15¾ x 10½". Horizontal centre crease.
Godfrey of Bouillon (c.1060 – 1100), one of the leaders of the First Crusade from 1096 until his death. He was the Lord of Bouillon from 1076 and the Duke of Lower Lorraine from 1087. After the fall of Jerusalem in 1099, Godfrey became the first ruler of the Kingdom of Jerusalem. From a series of mezzotint portraits copied from a set of small engravings after Claude Vignon published in the early seventeenth century.
for another in the series see ref. 2880
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