This antique copper plate engraving features Edward the Black Prince, a historical figure from 14th century England. The print is a stunning example of copper engraving, a technique used in printing during the 18th century. The year of production for this artwork is 1775, adding to its historical significance and value.
Excellent condition for its age laid down on thick wove paper.
Some age related toning outer margins. Published by F Blyth 87 Cornhill London
15 cm x 18 cm
Edward of Woodstock, known to history as the Black Prince (15 June 1330 – 8 June 1376) was the eldest son and heir apparent of King Edward III of England. He died before his father and so his son, Richard II, succeeded to the throne instead. Edward nevertheless earned distinction as one of the most successful English commanders during the Hundred Years' War, being regarded by his English contemporaries as a model of chivalry and one of the greatest knights of his age .
French sources, by contrast, remember him for his exceptional brutality
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