Alexander the Great.
London Published as the Act directs Sep.r 29.th 1804 by J. Wilkes.
Stipple. Plate 178 x 113mm. 7 x 4½". Water stain to lower edge of margin, large margins.
Alexander the Great (356-323BC). Head and shoulders to right, head in profile, wearing armour, a fur-trimmed cloak and a plumed helmet decorated with a dragon. One of a number of stipple heads of Kings and Queens of similar format printed on quarto sheets, by Chapman, published by J. Wilkes, 1795-1810. They probably appeared as illustrations to the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature ... Embellished by ... engravings. Compiled ... by John Wilkes' (24 volumes, published 1810-1829, primarily by J. Wilkes, some volumes by G Jones).
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