[Edward Prince of Wales presenting the Captive King John of France & his Son to his Father Edward the 3rd.]
London, Published Feby. 14 1788 by W. Palmer No. 103 Strand.
Stipple and etching, scratched-letter proof before title printed in brown ink, 340 x 405mm. 13½ x 16". One vertical crease and some light spotting. Good margins.
The Battle of Poitiers was fought between England and France on 19 September 1356 near Poitiers, central France, resulting in the second of the three great English victories of the Hundred Years' War: Crécy, Poitiers, and Agincourt. Here Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales ('The Black Prince', 1330 – 1376), kneeling in armour, presents his Prisoner of War John II of France (1319 – 1364), to his father, King Edward III of England, enthroned at centre. After John Francis Rigaud (1742 - 1810).
De Vesme 520, IV of V.
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