[Constantia kneeling before a king.]
[London: T. Macklin, 1799.]
Stipple and etching, proof before letters, sheet 420 x 505mm. 16½ x 19¾". Faint trace of waterstain; two closed tears from upper edge.
Illustration of 'Constantia, or the Man of Law's Tale', contributed by Henry Brooke (1703? - 1783) to Chaucer Modernised, published by George Ogle, London 1741. Interior of a Roman palace, with corinthian pillars and an eagle in the background to left; Constantia revealing her identity to her father, kneeling at the foot of his throne. He leans forward with outstretched arms, wearing uniform and a laurel wreath, to the joy of the attendant courtiers. After John Francis Rigaud (1742 - 1810).
From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18230] £330.00