[Germany] His most Serene Highness Charles Hereditary Prince of Brunswick & Lunenberg
[Printed for John Bowles, in Cornhill, & Carington Bowles, in St Pauls Church Yard, London]
Mezzotint, rare; sheet 145 x 115mm (5¾ x 4½"). Trimmed inside platemark, losing publication line; glued to backing sheet.
Charles II, Duke of Brunswick-Luneberg (1735-1806), nephew of Friedrich II of Prussia. In 1764 he married Augusta, daughter of Frederick, Prince of Wales, and in 1780 succeeded his father as Duke of Brunswick. His 'Brunswick manifesto' threatening France and ordering the restoring of monarchy (25 July 1792), led to the fall of the Tuileries and the imprisonment of the royal family. Later that year Charles led the Austro-Prussian army against the French revolutionaries but lost at Valmy. He died in battle at Auerstedt in 1806. Engraved after the portrait by Johann Georg Ziesenis (1716-1776), Danish painter who became court artist to George II in Hannover in 1760.
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