Edward and Eleanora. Dedicated by Permission to the Queen by Her Majesties most Dutiful and Devoted Servant, W:Martin.From the Original Picture in the Town Hall, Norwich.
London, Publish'd Sepr: 1: 1790, by Wm. Martin Leicester Square, & Wm. Dickinson Engraver No. 158 New Bond Street. Size of the PICTURE 10 FT 4, by 9 FT.
Stipple and etching in stipple frame, printed in brown ink, published state, sheet 400 x 450mm. 15¾ x 17¾". Trimmed to plate.
Eleanor of Castile, Queen of Edward I 1246 - 1290) expiring in a tent, on a couch, surrounded by her grieving children, holding one of her children by the hand, her other hand on Edward I, King of England’s (1239 - 1307) arm. The King kneels beside her on the left, with other mourners, including a woman burying her face in her handkerchief, sitting on the right; two soldiers leaning sorrowfully peer over the fence in the background to right. See the companion print ref:18270. After William Martin (1753 - c.1831).Martin painted history paintings and presented two to his native Norwich in 1787. He worked as an assistant to Cipriani and admired Kauffmann.
From the Norman Blackburn Collection. Collection N. Rapp.
[Ref: 18271] £320.00