Constantia.Nor yet he ended_When, with troubled mien. [...] He could no more; but on her neck he fell.
London Publish'd Nov.r 30. 1799, by Tho.s Macklin Poets Gallery Fleet Street.
Stipple. Platemark: 430 x 500mm (17 x 19¾"). Very large margins. Small tears along top and bottom edges of sheet. Puncture holes for binding into wrappers along left margin.
Constantia kneeling before a king, her left arm resting on the king's knee as he leans towards her with his arms outstretched in grief. Courtiers are surrounding, with a columned building beyond to the left. An illustration to 'Constantia, or the Man of Law's Tale', attributed to Henry Brooke. From Macklin's 'One hundred pictures/Prints illustrative of the most celebrated British Poets [...] with letter-press explanatory of the subject, extracted from the writings of the respective poets.' For proof impressions see items ref: 18230.
De Vesme: 1443.
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