Labor ipse voluptas.
Engraving. Sheet 155 x 190mm, 6¼ x 7½". Trimmed within plate.
Allegorical print, featuring a crest of three pole-axes and three spearheads on a shield supported by two rampant mastiffs, capped with a coronet, with the motto 'Labor ipse voluptas' (Labour itself is a pleasure). Around the armorials are various symbols of British government. In the right background is the City of London, with St Paul's Cathedral. The arms are apparently those of Peter King (c.1669–1734), 1st Baron King, Lord Chancellor 1725-33. He was the author of the Act which gave English precedence over Latin as the language of the courts (4 Geo. II. c. 26) .
[Ref: 11857] £130.00