Anna D.G. Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae et Hiberniae Regina.
Rare engraving, sheet 355 x 270mm (14 x 10½"). Trimmed inside platemark and glued to backing sheet.
Portrait of Queen Anne (1665-1714), half-length in an oval, wearing small crown, pearl necklace, ermine-lined robes with jewels. In 1707 Anne signed the Act of Union, creating the Kingdom of Great Britain; here England and Scotland are still separate kingdoms. Her support of the union contributed significantly to its acceptance by both kingdoms, while her staunch support of the duke of Marlborough in the face of opposition made it possible for him to use his skills to re-establish the balance of power in Europe. Engraved and published after Kneller's portrait, by the Amsterdam-based printmaker Pieter van Gunst.
Not in O'D.
[Ref: 39750] £160.00