London, Published June 6, 1812, by Adlard & Jones.
Stipple with large margins. Plate 172 x 128mm. 6¾ x 5".
Friedrich Gottlieb Klopstock (1724-1803) the German poet best known for his epic poem 'The Messiah'. 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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