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“The Illustrious & High-borne” Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619-1682)


Code: 10609


H: 12.3cm (4.8")W: 8.7cm (3.4")

Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Duke of Cumberland, KG, PC, FRS (1619-1682)
Etching dated 1643 by Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677)
(Probably a later impression)
On wove paper
Size: 123 mm x 8.7 mm (plate size)
        279 mm x 193 mm sheet

Portrait of Prince Rupert within in a double oval, half length with shoulder-length curly hair, lace collar, medal ribbon and armour. Lettered beneath the image "The Illustrious & High-borne Prin-ce Rupert Count Palatine of ye Rhe=ne & Knight of the most noble Order / of the Garter, & Generall of the Horfe to his Mai:tie King Charles. Æ 1643.

Scarce. See British Museum 1867,1012.529