Engraving with large margins. Plate 310 x 185mm. 12¼ x 7¼".
Portrait of Mary of Modena, wife of King James II; bust and shoulders in frontal view, in a laurel oval on a pedestal draped with a curtain, a crown at left. Illustration to fourth volume (facing page 478) of Isaac de Larrey's "Histoire d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande" (Rotterdam: 1697-1713). Mary of Modena (1658-1718) was the Roman Catholic Queen of James II. She dedicated herself to the conversion of England, but her support of her husband's pro-Catholic policies made her unpopular. The fear of a Catholic succession to the throne, caused by the birth of their son James Francis Edward in 1668, led to the invitation of William of Orange to England.
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