[To Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte Augusta This Plate of the Surrender of Calais,is, with permission, inscribed by her obliged and devoted Servant, John Young.]
Engraving with roulette, preparatory proof before mezzotinting, dotted publication line. 530 x 730mm, 21 x 28¾". Edges frayed.
A very early proof of this dramatic scene, before any mezzotinting. Queen Philippa on her knees before the throne of her husband Edward III, in his tent outside the walls of Calais, which he has reduced to surrender by seige (1447). She intercedes on behalf of the six citizens of the town who have come before him in chains as part of the ransom the king demanded.
See Ref: 8374 for the published state and 8628 for proof before full lettering.
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