Victory of History over Time; History, in form a young woman, standing in the centre, in profile to left, holding a torch in her left hand, stretching her right arm towards Time on the left, in form of a winged old man; two naked children at bottom left corner, examining ruins; in upper right, coat-of arms of Marlborough with motto: "[...] defend le droit"; at bottom right, personification of the Thames, in form of a bearded man with a lion; after Cipriani; frontispiece to the second volume of 'Marlborough gems' by Dr William Cole (1790-1791); open-letter state, after motto added and Spirit removed. 1780 Etching with engraving
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