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.
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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
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
[Paris (?)] : [printed by Clode Hocquet], [1787?]
1 print : line engraving, with etching ; platemark 63 x 45.7 cm
Wellcome Library no. 569570i