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1876 Steel Engraving Prince Rupert Rhine Portrait 17th Century Nobility XEOA9

1876 Steel Engraving Prince Rupert Rhine Portrait 17th Century Nobility XEOA9

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This is an original 1876 black and white steel engraving that depicts Prince Rupert of the Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, 1st Duke of Cumberland and 1st Earl of Holderness. Despite being German, he was the nephew of King Charles I of England through his parents' marriage. He was a soldier, scientist, colonial governor and part time artist, who helped to shape Canada's political scene but who unfortunately also promoted early slave trade.


This 135+ year old Item is rated Very Fine ++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. Light surface rub - bottom. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: 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.

Keywords specific to this image: Restoration, famous figure, historical, collar