An Allegorical Representation of his Majesty King George the Third.Wherein he is Seated on the Throne, attneded by Wisdom, Justice, & Liberty, also Science, Navigation & Commerse, laying at his Feet a Map of the West India Islands.
[Published 1st. Sep.r 1794, by R.t Laurie & J.s Whittle, No. 52, Fleet Street, London.]
Rare hand coloured mezzotint. Platemark: 350 x 245mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Slight paper toning. Small repaired tears in margins.
George III shown whole-length, three-quarter to the right, holding a sceptre on his knee in his right hand, gesturing outwards with his left. He is wearing a powdered wig, badge and sash. He is surrounded by female allegorical figures, Wisdom to left, Justice behind, Liberty holding a Union Jack, on which a frigian hat is hooked, to right, Science and Navigation in front of him, one holding a globe, the other laying a map of the West Indies at his feet. There is a pillar and curtain behind to the left, and a sailing ship in the background to the right. Verses of 'God Save the King' inscribed below.
Ex collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37149] £350.00