[The Sword, Rennes.]
Publish'd 13 April 1787, by W. Palmer No.163 Strand.
Stipple and etching printed in brown ink, 375 x 350mm. 14¾ x 13¾". Trimmed close to plate, some surface dirt.
Illustration in a roundel of 'A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy' (1768) by Lawrence Sterne - the Marquis reclaiming his sword. Inside the court room at Rennes, Brittany, France, with two judges and a clerk seated to left, the Marquis unsheathes his sword; to right stand his family.
From the Norman Blackburn Collection. De Calab 1422 II of IV.
[Ref: 18274] £280.00