Marg.t Nicholson attempting to Assassinate the King,
Engraving, with large margins. Plate 171 x 108mm. 6¾ x 4¼".
Margaret Nicholson (c.1750-1828) was an Englishwoman who assaulted King George III. On 2 August 1786 she approached the King as he alighted from a carriage at St James's Palace on the pretext of presenting him with a petition. She then made two lunges at his chest with an ivory-handled dessert knife before she was brought under contol. The King is reported to have taken pity on her and claimed she was mad.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25441] £45.00