[From a Picture at Magdalene College, Cambridge" and "Impensis J & P Knapton Londini 1747]
Proof before all letters, engraving. 372 x 240mm. 14½" x 9½". Very rare. Spotting in the margins.
Portrait of Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham, bust directed to left but looking at the viewer, wearing a fur-trimmed coat and collar of the Order of the Garter; in a laurel oval with banderol below; a cartouche below showing the sitter offering the crown to Richard II - wrongly identified as Henry instead of Edward in the titled state of this engraving, "HENRY STAFFORD DUKE OF BUCKINGHAM". An Ilustration to "The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain, engraved by Mr Houbraken and Mr Vertue, with their lives and Characters by Thomas Birch, AM, FRS"
[Ref: 8451] £260.00