To the Kings most Excellent Majesty, This Plate the Landing of William Prince of Orange, in Torbay, on November the 5th 1688 is with His Gracious Permission humbly Dedicated, by his Majesty's most dutiful Subject & Servant, John Harris.
Published Nov.r 5 1801 by John Harris No. 3 Sweetings Alley, Cornhill & 8 Old Broad Street London.
Line engraving, platemark 495 x 640mm (19½ x 25¼"). Small repaired tears; strong impression; collector's stamp verso.
Impressive scene after a work by history painter James Northcote depicting the arrival of William, Prince of Orange,in England in 1688, following which he replaced James II to be crowned William III in the 'Glorious Revolution' of that year. A banner in the upper right proclaims 'for the Protestant religion and liberty of England'. This print was published on November 5th 1801, the anniversary of the event it commemorates.
[Ref: 26209] £250.00