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An angel conducting the Princes Octavius and Alfred to heaven on a cloud: Windsor Castle below. Engraving by R. Strange after B. West.

West, Benjamin, 1738-1820.
Date
[1787?]

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Description

Octavius (1779-1783) and Alfred (1780-1782) were the two youngest sons of King George III and Queen Charlotte. This engraving publishes a painting described as: The apotheosis of Princes Octavius and Alfred

Lettering

Ah! si qua fata aspera! To the Queen, this plate is humbly inscribed, by Her Majesty's most obedient and most devoted servant, Robert Strange ; from the painting of Benjamin West, Esqr. in the Royal Collection ; Benjs. West pinxit ; Robus. Strange delint. et sculpt. Londini 1786

Publication/Creation

[Paris (?)] : [printed by Clode Hocquet], [1787?]

Physical description

1 print : line engraving, with etching ; platemark 63 x 45.7 cm

Reference

Wellcome Library no. 569570i

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  • English

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