Mezzotint with line engraving. Plate 241 x 272mm. 9½" x 10¾". Very fine.
'Suum cuique' ['to each his own'] (engraved on the shield of the angelic messenger) served as a motto to Prussia's King Frederick the Great.. It was a symbol of the liberalism and religious tolerance of the Prussian Kingdom, which meant that 'each can do as they choose', but all citizens must unite in their support of Prussia. In this image, Frederick the Great judges the wrongdoers.
Ex: Oettingen-Wallerstein collection.
[Ref: 9203] £420.00