Jacques Scot Duc de MonmouthFils naturel de Charles II Roy d'Angleterre.
[Dutch/French, n.d., but c.1710.]
Engraving, laid paper, 305 x 180mm. 12 x 7". Some spots to generous margins.
Portrait of James Scott, 1st Duke of Monmouth (1649-1685), in a circular frame above the (lettered) executioner's block, with axe. Monmouth was the eldest illegitimate son of Charles II and his mistress, Lucy Walter. He was executed in 1685 after making an unsuccessful attempt to depose his uncle, King James II, commonly called the Monmouth Rebellion. He attempted to declare himself the legitimate King and capitalise on his position, albeit illegitimate, as the son of Charles II. From Isaac de Larrey's "Histoire d'Angleterre, d'Ecosse et d'Irlande" (Rotterdam: 1697-1713).
Collection of Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 27119] £120.00