ElisabethD'un Pere furieux, d'une cruelle Soeur [...]
Engraving, platemark approx 305 x 190mm (12 x 7½"). Large repaired tear at top of print.
Elizabeth I (1533-1603); reigned 1558-1603. The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth came to the throne on the death of her half-sister, Mary I. Her long reign, beginning in 1558, saw the secure establishment of the Church of England. It was characterised by relative peace and prosperity, a great increase in foreign trade and exploration, and a flourishing literary culture. Despite receiving many proposals of marriage, Elizabeth remained single and became legendary as the 'virgin queen'. Plate from Isaac de Larrey's 'Histoire d'Angleterre' (1697-1713) from design with allegorical elements and verses in French, 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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