A Chinese Princess of the present Manchoo Tartar Race.
London Published as the Act directs Nov.14th 1801 by J. Wilkes.
Stipple with very large margins. Plate 159 x 114mm. 6¼ x 4½".
A young woman shown head and shoulders to right looking ahead with a smile, wearing a tall head-dress with a veil decorated with patterns, a bird and a plume and jewels above the centre of the brow, secured by a string of pearls under her chin, with earrings and necklaces and a silk shawl with a decorated hem; oval format; one of a series. 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'.
See Ref: 26469 for coloured version.
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