[Charles I.]Carolus 1th [Followed by Greek quotation.]
Sold by J. Smith in Russel Street [n.d., c.1720.]
Mezzotint with small margins, platemark 330 x 230mm (13" x 9".)
Portrait of Charles I, kneeling before table to right on which is an open book. Crown of glory above with rays proceeding towards his eye. Left hand holding crown of thorns. Right foot on globe, beside which lies a crown. Allegorical portraits of Charles I were frequent after his death, often featuring symbolic depictions of a toppled crown or crown of thorns. Inscription Content: Lettered with title, after which, scriptural quotation in Greek from Hebrews 11.38. This portrait derives from the frontispiece to Eikon Basilike, published shortly after his execution.
CS: III; for the Eikon Basilike frontispiece see ref. 24478
[Ref: 26545] £260.00