Edouard VIDans l'ame d'un enfant j'eus l'esprit d'un grand Roi [...]
Engraving with very large margins, platemark approx 305 x 190mm (12 x 7½"). Slight stain in lower platemark.
King Edward VI (1537-1553), son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. Scholarly and firmly Protestant, he ruled during his minority with the help of a council, but was dominated first by the Duke of Somerset as Lord Protector, and later by the Duke of Northumberland. The latter induced Edward to will the crown of Lady Jane Grey, in order to ensure the Protestant succession. Plate from Isaac de Larrey's 'Histoire d'Angleterre' (1697-1713) from a design by Adriaen van der Werff (1659-1722), acclaimed as the most important Dutch Master during his lifetime, although his reputation declined from the late 18th century onwards.
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