[Four plates from the 'Histoire d'Angleterre.] L'Impératrice Métilde... [&] Henri II et Rosamonde... [&] Edouard I et Eléonore... [&] Jeanne de Flandre et sons Fils.
[Antonio Suntach, c.1790.]
Four engravings, stitched on left edge. Each c. 240 x 300mm, 9½ x 11¾".
Four scenes from a pirate edition of the series of the 'History of England', showing : the Holy Roman Empress Matilda (1102-67), uncrowned queen of England; her son Henry II (1133-89) with his mistress Rosamund at Woodstock; Edward I (1239-1307), Hammer of the Scots and banisher of the Jews from England in 1290, with his consort Eleanor; and Jeanne of Flanders addressing her supporters with her young son in her arms following the capture of Montford in 1342. Antonio Suntach (1744 - 1828) was a reproductive stipple engraver, active in Paris, who produced work after Kauffman and Morland. He published some of his own prints, but specialised in engraving his own versions of the most popular English prints.
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