|Published||Published in London by J. and R. Tonson and R. Dodsley, c.1753|
|Dimensions||Image 305 x 220 mm, Plate 330 x 238 mm, Sheet 345 x 276 mm|
A full length portrait of a Briton from William Duncan's 'The Commentaries of Caesar, Translated into English. To Which is Prefixed a Discourse Concerning The Roman Art of War.' published in 1753. The male Briton is standing looking off to the right, leaning upon a pointed bladed spear. He is standing upon a cliff side, several ships and boats can be seen in the background along with a small group of fellow Britons to the left. he is wearing a plain tabard style dress, a belt at his waist upon which a shield and sword are attached behind him.
William Duncan's 'The Commentaries of Caesar, Translated into English. To Which is Prefixed a Discourse Concerning The Roman Art of War' published in 1753 included both Caesar's commentaries on the Gallic wars and the civil wars, it also contained Hirtius Pansa's commentaries on the Alexandrian, African, and Spanish wars. The book contained double-page maps of Italy, Egypt, Spain, Britain, and Rome from the time of Caesar's campaigns, and illustrations depicting Roman encampments, battles, German and British barbarians, a Wicker Man, and victory processions.
Cornelius Huyberts (1699 - 1712) was a Dutch engraver and print maker.
Condition: Time toning and light creasing to sheet.