Proof stipple engraving, very scarce, Sheet 155 x 110mm, 6¼ x 4¼". Trimmed within plate, crease on left.
Benedict Arnold (1741-1801), the American general whose traitorous plan to to surrender West Point to the British was foiled. The portrait was engraved by Burnet Reading after the original painting by Pierre Eugene Du Simetiere. The completed print was published May 10th, a month after this proof.
[Ref: 23129] £260.00