[France] The Chevalier Du Halley Descazeaux. Drawn by Publick Fancy. Walking (Sick & Stout) in the Streets of London; with no other Fear, but the Fear of God before his Eyes. The Second Edition.Cy vous voyes, (sans Vanité,) Un Grand Homme en adversiti. It is here, indeed without Vanity) The Form of a Great Man in Adversity.
Etching. Sheet 205 x 120mm. Trimmed within plate.
Michel Descazeaux du Hally (1710-1775), Adventurer. Having fought a duel in France he took refuge in England, where he always carried his sword in case his antagonist appeared. He was imprisoned in the Fleet Prison for debt. McArdell etched two portraits of the Chevalier, his only two plates by this method.
Whitman: 198, variant state with dog and 'Second Edition'. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
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