Sir Kenneth and the Sultan Saladin.Vide Tales of the Crusaders.
Very rare hand coloured aquatint with etching on J. Whatman watermarked paper, sheet 255 x 355mm. 10 x 14". Trimmed into plate, colour strong.
Two characters from 'Tales of the Crusaders. [Containing The Betrothed and The Talisman]' by Sir Walter Scott; the Scottish knight Kenneth, based on David Earl of Huntingdon, who did in fact return from the third Crusade in 1190, and Saladin (c.1138 – 1193), historical figure who led the Islamic opposition to the Franks and other European Crusaders in the Levant. The two face each other on horseback, Saladin firing arrows from his bow as he rides towards the armoured and helmeted Sir Kenneth, who has a lance and shield.
[Ref: 15417] £190.00