A Monumentall Print for the Rebellion in Scotland in 1746Didicated to all Loyall Subjects of Great Brittain & Ireland.
Etching with engraving, 280 x 175mm. 11 x 7". Trimmed to image, glued to album page.
Simon Fraser, 11th Baron Lovat (1667? - 1747) was a Jacobite executed at the age of eighty for high treason in the 1745 Rising, after a lifetime of devious intrigue between Jacobites and Hanoverians. A huge crowd attended his execution, the last on Tower Hill. Lovat is surrounded by four medallion portraits of fellow Jacobites who were likewise held prisoner in the Tower, the title set into a cartouche flanked by the severed heads of the executed Jacobite rebels Francis Townley and George Fletcher. This is one of several copies based on the 1746 print by William Hogarth and published in the aftermath of the trials of leading Jacobites. Hogarth etched Lovat's portrait at an inn in St. Albans on his way to trail and eventual execution.
See Paulson: 166.
[Ref: 9486] £180.00