Edward the Black Prince receiving homage

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Thomas Rowlandson
Edward the Black Prince receiving homage
Peel 1650
Formerly owned by Sir Robert Peel.

Printmaker from George.
Engraved text "W. Holland, No. 50 Oxford Street" following the date "March 10th" crossed out and Humphrey's name supplied in manuscript on right below image.


Print shows Thurlow (left), seated in an armchair, receives the homage of a lawyer in a wig and gown who kneels before him. He wears a royal crown on his Chancellor's wig and holds a sceptre. His hands are the paws of a bear, one of which the kneeling man takes. They look suspiciously at each other. Behind Thurlow is a draped curtain. On the wall is a picture inscribed 'Blood', representing Thurlow running off with the crown. Cf. George.

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