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William of Orange, and Mary, his English wife are presented with the English crown by the Marquis of Halifax. Line engraving by J. Parker after J. Northcote, 1790.

  • Northcote, James, 1746-1831
Date
26 April 1790
Reference
42660i
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Description

In 1688, Protestants, fearing the restoration of Catholicism in England, demanded a "Glorious Revolution", the Dutch Prince William of Orange and his English wife Mary were invited to England, and King James II fled to France

Mary's dress is anachronistic

Publication/Creation

London (Royal Exchange) : John Harris, 26 April 1790.

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; platemark 49.2 x 63.6 cm

Lettering

The Revolution, 1688. To his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales. This print representing the completion of that great and glorious event, which secured the religion, laws & liberties of the people of Great Britain & Ireland, & gave them princes of the house of Brunswick to preserve those inestimable blessings, is-(with His Royal Highness's permission) most humbly & gratefully dedicated by his most obedient and most dedicated servant, John Harris. Painted by Jas. Northcote, R.A. Engraved by Jas. Parker

References note

G.E. Bentley, Jr., 'The journeyman and the genius: James Parker and his partner William Blake with a list of Parker's engravings', Studies in bibliography, 1996, 49: 208-231 (p. 222 "among Parker's most distinguished line engravings")

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 42660i

Languages

  • English


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