Queen Eleonora, delivered of Edward, first Prince of Wales, at Caernarvon Castle. A.D. 1284.Acta Historica Reginarum Angliae. Plate II. Engraved from the Original Drawing, of the same dimensions in the Possession of Mr. V. Green. To Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth, This Plate is, by Permission, Most humbly Dedicated, by Her Royal Highness's Most Devoted and Obedient Servant Valentine Green.
Publish'd January 18th, 1788, by V. & R. Green No. 29 Newman Street, Oxford Street, London.
Fine mezzotint, platemark 490 x 625mm (19¼ x 24½"). Slight creasing on left. Uncut, large margins.
Eleonor of Castile, first queen consort of Edward I, with the future Edward II, whom she famously gave birth to in a temporary dwelling amid the construction of Caernarfon Castle. Plate two of 'Acta Historicae Reginarum Angliae' by the celebrated mezzotinter Valentine Green (1739-183) from drawings by his former student Johann Gerhard Huck (c.1759-1811), with parallel text in French.
Whitman: 249 II of II; CS: 153.2 Collection of Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
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