Published as the Act directs, Aug.t 1.1814 by G. Jones.
Stipple, very large margins. Plate 165 x 115mm. 6½ x 4½". Creasing.
Philip James de Loutherbourg (1740-1812) the English painter of German origin who became known for his elaborate set designs for Longon theatres and his invention of a mechanical theatre called the 'Eidophusikon'. One of a number of stipple heads of Kings and Queens of similar format printed on quarto sheets, by Chapman, published by J. Wilkes, 1795-1810. They probably appeared as illustrations to the 'Encyclopaedia Londinensis, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences and Literature ... Embellished by ... engravings. Compiled ... by John Wilkes'.
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