[France] [Henry the Great, King of France, as he lay in State after his murder, Anno 1610.]
[London: S. Woodburn, 1813-1814.]
Mezzotint, proof before all letters on india laid paper, 360 x 270mm. 14¼ x 10½".
Henry IV (Henry of Navarre, 1553 – 1610) was King of France from 1589 to 1610 and King of Navarre from 1572 to 1610. He was the first monarch of the Bourbon branch of the Capetian dynasty in France. Henry was ultimately assassinated in Paris on 14th May 1610 by a Catholic fanatic, François Ravaillac, who stabbed the king to death while his coach's progress was stopped by traffic congestion. A copy of the engraving by I. Briot, by Robert Dunkarton (1744 - c. 1815). From a series of 15 copies of early engravings, 'Portraits of Royal Personages', by Turner, Earlom and Dunkarton, issued by Samuel Woodburn in book form in 1816. Another edition was published in 1830.
Chaloner Smith: undescribed.
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