Frederick the Great.
Engraved for the Encyclopaedia Londinensis 1825.
Stipple, 160 x 110mm. 6¼ x 4¼". Large margins.
Portrait in profile of Frederick II (1712 – 1786), in a jacket bearing the insignia of the Order of the Black Eagle. Frederick was a King of Prussia (1740 – 1786) from the Hohenzollern dynasty. In his role as a prince-elector of the Holy Roman Empire, he was Frederick IV (Friedrich IV) of Brandenburg. He became known as Frederick the Great. In oval, with vignette of Frederick reviewing his troops below. From the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature ... Embellished by ... engravings. Compiled ... by John Wilkes' (24 volumes, J. Wilkes & G. Jones, 1810-1829).
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