|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 an Ancient 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 ancient Briton is standing on a hillside, in the background a village amongst a group of hills can be seen as well as a riverside dock with several small boats. He is wearing a loose fitting shift, secured at the front with several metal clasps. His left hand is at his waist, his right holding a small staff. He has wavy shoulder length hair and a long straight moustache.
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, time toning to sheet.