This is an original 1876 black and white steel engraving that depicts Anne Hyde, the Duchess of York and the wife of King James II of England and VII of France. Although not a conventionally attractive woman, her strength, courage, and determination made up for what she lacked in beauty. She gave birthed to her future monarchs Mary II of England and Anne of Great Britain, however she lost a son and had five miscarriages before the arrival of her daughters. She passed away only weeks after the birth of Anne, some believe that she had been in an advanced stage of breast cancer at the time.
This 135+ year old Item is rated Near Mint / Very Fine. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.
Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
Grade: Near Mint / Very Fine
Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 5.25 inches; 9 x 13 cm
Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)
Period Paper is thrilled to offer a collection of steel engraved portraits that provides a fascinating look at the English nobility of the 17th century. During this turbulent time, the British Isles were torn apart by two sets of divided factions, parliament versus the monarchy and the Catholics against the Anglicans and members of the Puritan movement. Each portrait, featured here in incredible detail, belongs to an individual whose religion, decisions, and political standing helped to shape the England we know and love today.