[Emperor Charles VI.]
Fine mezzotint, platemark 490 x 300mm (19½ x 11¾"). Trimmed to plate on left. Slight rubbing at bottom.
Full-length portrait of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor (1685 -1740). Drapery behind, printed with portraits of emperors Charles I-V. In the lower right corner, a child looks up, wearing a helmet and cape, holding onto a globe which depicts 'Africa', 'America' and 'Europa', with the latin phrase 'Constantia et fortitudine', meaning, 'through perseverance and bravery', below. Charles' reign spanned the War of the Quadruple Alliance (1718-20), an Austrian victory, but also the War of the Polish Succession (1733-38) and a Turkish war in 1737, which were unsuccessful from an Austrian perspective.
For engraved version with additional text see ref. 37446.
[Ref: 40156] £320.00