39 x 24 cm (15.25 x 9.5 inches)
This antique engraving was created in 1777 in London, England for William Augustus Russel's impressive work about the history of England. His work included famous scenes, portraits of royalty and ships.
It was made by copper plate engraving, has hand painted water colouring and well defined plate marks, is beautifully detailed and is on handmade, chain-linked paper. The engraving is on one side, the other side is blank. The paper has a lovely aged, creamy white patina. The border around the print is a little larger than shown. It is in good condition considering it is over 240 years old. (Has been skillfully strengthened with archival tape on the rear).
Richard I (1157 - 1199) was King of England from 1189 until death. Known as Richard the Lionheart or Richard Cœur de Lion he was a great military leader and warrior. He is an iconic figure in England and France. He spent most of his life as king on crusade, in captivity, or defending his lands in France. Richard was third of five sons of King Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine.
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|Paper Size||39 x 24 cm (15.25 x 9.5 inches)|
|Size Category||31 to 40 cm [12 to 16 inches]|