[Germany] Rupertus. Dei gratiae Comes Palatinus Rheni Dux Bavariae et Cumbriae et Totius Angliae Vice Admirallus et Castri Regalis Windsor Constabularius et Gubernator &c.
Jo: Lloyd ex: [n.d. c.1680, but later.]
Mezzotint. Plate 127 x 95mm. 5 x 3¾".
Prince Rupert, Count Palatine (1619-1682) was honorary Founder Fellow of the Royal Society in 1664 and he submitted a wide range of research including a water pump, navigational instruments, gunpowder, an early machine gun and a perspective aid for artists. He proved to be one of the most skillful and inspiring Royalist commanders in the Civil War. He was the earliest practitioner of mezzotint engraving in England and demonstrated the technique in 1661.
CS: Q, ii/ii.
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