THE MIRACULOUS ESCAPE OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE THE DUKE OF YORK.
Late 18th century hand coloured mezzotint published by Haines & Son in London in 1795. Ready to hang, presented in a fine ebonised 18th century frame with its original glass.
The Duke of York wades through a river to escape during the Battle of Tourcoing, his horse having refused to enter the water, while a companion follows on horseback and another is shot on the shore. A company of the enemy fire a cannon in a field below a village in the background to left.
Lettered below the image with the title, a description over seven lines 'A Column of the Enemy having forced their way ... he mounted and arrived safe at Tournay.' and 'London: Published 25 Aug.st 1795, by Haines & Son 19 Rolls Buildings Fetter Lane.'
Hand coloured mezzotint with some etching
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Framed: 16 in x 12.5 in / 41 cm x 31 cm. Sheet: 14 in x 10 in / 36cm x 24 cm.