|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 female British Pict 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 Pict is standing upon a hillside, a village with fellow Picts can be seen in the background. She grasps and leans upon a staff topped with a small pointed blade. Her long wavy hair is flowing behind her, falling down passed her waist. Her skin is covered in delicate floral patterned tattoos and a belt around her waist with a sword attached hanging behind her.
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: Collectors stamp to verso, small tears to right sheet edge, time toning and light creasing to sheet.