[The Sword, Rennes.]
Publish'd 13 April 1787, by W. Palmer No.163 Strand.
Stipple and etching printed in brown ink, sheet 360 x 325mm. 14¼ x 12¾". Trimmed, cut inside platemark, some foxing.
Illustration in a roundel of 'A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy' (1768) by Lawrence Sterne - the Marquis reclaiming his sword. Scene inside the court room at Rennes, Brittany, France, with two judges and a clerk seated to left, the Marquis unsheathing his sword; to right stand his family.
De Vesme 1422, III of IV.
[Ref: 21147] £230.00