Earl River presenting his Book & Caxton his Printer to Edw.4. the Queen & Prince; from a curious M.S. in the Archbishops Library at Lambeth. The Portrait of the Prince (afterw.ds Edw.5.th) is the only one known of him, & has been engraved by Vertue amongthe Heads of the Kings. The Person in a Cap & Robe of State is probably Richard D. of Gloucester, as he resembles the King, and as Clarence was always too great an Enemy of the Queen to be distinguished by her Brother. The Book was printed in 1477, when Clarence was in Ireland, & in the beginning of the next year he was murder'd.
Engraving. 177 x 120mm. 7 x 4¾". Cut.
Anthony Woodville, 2nd Earl Rivers, seen here presenting his translation of the Dictes and Sayings of the Philosophers to King Edward IV, his brother-in-law, and his family. His book was printed by William Caxton at Westminster in 1477. The man in the cap and robe is thought to be Richard III, Duke of Gloucester, the king's brother.
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