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Frontispiece to 'Eikon Basilike: The pourtraicture of His Sacred Majestie in his solitudes and sufferings'; emblematical design; to right, Charles I kneeling on his left knee, looking upwards with his head three-quarters right, holding a crown of thorns, a book propped on the table in front of him, and a crown at his feet; a ray extends from his left eye to the crown of martyrdom at top right; another ray from the back of his head extends to clouds at top left; in the background on the left, a rock in the middle of a stormy sea, in the foreground, a landscape with a palm hung with weights; below the design, an engraved explanation in two columns of verse. 1649
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Height: 266 millimetres (cropped)
Width: 167 millimetres (cropped)
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- Hind catalogues this impression (Hind plate D) as the fourth of seven versions that Marshall engraved for various editions of the 'Eikon Basilike'. The presence of the engraved 'Explanation of the embleme' beginning 'Ponderibus genus omne mali .../Though clogg'd with weights ...' identifies it as belonging to editions 22-26 or 62; the 22nd edition was published in March 1649.
There are two other impressions of Hind plate D in the British Museum (1861,0413.539 and 1867,0309.1712); see also Hind plate E (1870,0709.710). There are also two larger versions, BM Satire 746 (1983,u.2480.31) and an early 18th-century print published by Thomas Bakewell (1870,0514.1091).
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Associated Title: Eikon Basilike
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