Elizabeth Queen Dowager of Edward the Fourth, delivering up her son, Richard Duke of York, to Cardinal Bourchier, A.D. 1483.Acta Historica Reginarum Angliae. Plate VI. Engraved from the Original Drawing, of the same dimensions in the Possession of Mr. V. Green. To Her Majesty Frederica Louisa, Queen of Prussia, &c. &c. &c. This plate is (by Her Gracious Permission) Most Humbly Dedicated By Her Majesty's Most Devoted and Obedient humble Servant Valentine Green.
Publish'd March 21.st 1789 by V. & R. Green Newman Street, Oxford Street, London.
Fine mezzotint, platemark 490 x 625mm (19¼ x 24½"). Slight creasing. Uncut, large margins.
Following the death of Edward IV, Cardinal Thomas Bourchier persuades Elizabeth Woodville to allow Richard, Duke of York, to share his brother's residence in the Tower of London. Elizabeth's children were declared illegitimate, the Duke of Gloucester was crowned Richard III and the two princes were subsequently murdered. Plate six 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: 253 II of II; CS: 153.6. Ex Collection Hon Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 23081] £250.00