Emerici TokolyHungarici Comitis, Vera Effigies.
ex Formis Nicolae Visscher cum Privil: Ordin: General Belgii Foederati. [n.d., c.1790.]
Rare etching, watermarked laid paper, 370 x 280mm. 14½ x 11". Horizontal creases to centre of plate.
Handsome bust portrait in oval frame of Count Imre (Emerich) Thököly de Kesmarkium (1657 – 1705) was a Hungarian statesman and national hero. He led an anti-Habsburg uprising; significantly, as inscribed below the title, this plate was (re)issued in the United States of Belgium, a short-lived confederation of the Southern Netherlands which existed from January to December 1790, during a revolt against the Habsburg Emperor Joseph II.
[Ref: 20764] £260.00