The True Maner of the Execution of Thomas Earle of Strafford, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland upon Tower hill, the 12th of May, 1641.
Etching. 17th century watermark; Platemark: 185 x 260mm (7¼ x 10¼"). Vertical fold in the centre. Large margins. Slight tear at bottom.
A scene depicting the execution of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford (1593-1641), an English statesman and a major figure in the period leading up to the English Civil War. Crowds of spectators standing in wooden stands gather around, one of them collapsing in the distance, with a raised platform in the middle with the executioner holding an axe, Strafford, his kindred and friends, Bishop Usher and Sherriffs surrounding him. The Tower of London is in the background.
Pennington, 552: II of III.
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