Constantia.Nor yet he ended - When, with troubled mien ... He could no more; but on her neck he fell. [ten lines of verse.]
London, Publish'd Novr. 30. 1799, by Thos. Macklin Poets Gallery Fleet Street.
Stipple and etching, fine proof before letters, sheet 420 x 505mm. 16½ x 19¾". Trimmed to plate.
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). For a proof impression see item 18230.
From the Norman Blackburn Collection.
[Ref: 18277] £380.00