Frederick the Great.King of Prussia.
London Published as the Act directs April 1. 1801 by J. Wilkes.
Stipple with large margins. Plate: 110 x 160mm (4¼ x 6¼").
Half porrtait in profile, set in a roundel of Frederick II of Prussia (1712-1786). Due to Frederick II's many military victories he became known as Frederick the Great. As well as his military prowess, Frederick II was a proponent of enlightened absolutism, modernised Prussian bureaucracy and reformed the judicial system. A great supporter of the French Enlightenment, Frederick often corresponded with its key figures, most notably Voltaire.
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