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Original Signed Rare Large Colored British Engraving 'Wives of Henry V111' 1796
Original Signed Large Colored British Engraving 'Wives of Henry VIII' 1796.
This is a stunner. By H Smike RA, it depicts the six wives of King Henry the Eighth...Catharine of Arragon, Ann Howard, Jayn Seymour, Ann of Cleves, Catharine Howard and Catharine Par.
Beautifully set in medallions held aloft by two winged Cherubs, it is published by Robert Bowyer, Pall Mall, London and engraved by Jagger.
It was printed for 'A History of England' 1796, and signed in the plate.
Printed on wove paper and hand colored the Antique condition is very good with some edge foxing.
The subject measures 7 1/4" x 10" and the full page is 12" x 17 1/2".
A really unique piece, this would look fabulous matted and framed.
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