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An unmounted engraved semi-circular fan-leaf


An unmounted engraved semi-circular fan-leaf printed on thin paper and backed on a secondary sheet, with a portrait of Ferdinand VII, King of Spain, in a medallion with a trophy of English and Spanish flags and a scroll bearing his name and the badge of the town of Seville, to the left a wreath lettered "Lauril├ęs Para / Los Valientes" and the arms of England, to the right a cartouche with "La Cruz es mi Consuelo / Mi Espada mi Defensa" and the arms of Spain, within an ornamented border. The engraved area c.220 x 460 mm, the sheet c.263 x 520 mm. (Slightly curled and soiled around the edges).
London: published as the Act directs by C. Sloper, Lambeth Road, [c.1814]

A fine example of a printed fan before being cut-out and mounted to sticks. There are two example in the Schreiber collection in the British Museum, one mounted (35), the other unmounted (45). Ferdinand VII was briefly popular with the British public at the conclusion of the Peninsular War.

Stock no. ebc6112

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Price: £400