Histoire d'Angleterre d'Ecosse et d'Irlande [in medallion at top]
a Rotterdam chez Reinier Leers [n.d., 1697-1713]
Etching, sheet 350 x 230mm (13¾ x 9"). Trimmed inside platemark; glued to backing sheet at corners; small tear on right.
Female personification of Britain seated under canopy on left, watching the Rape of Europa on the right. Frontispiece to Isaac de Larrey's 'Histoire d'Angleterre' (1697-1713), designed by Adriaen van der Werff (1659-1722). Van der Werff was acclaimed as the most important Dutch Master during his lifetime, although his reputation declined from the late 18th century onwards.
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