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- Object: Iam redit Astræa, Redeunt Saturnia regna, Iam nova progenies, cælo Demittitur alto. (Now a new generation is let down from heaven above)
Frontispiece to Giles Duncombe, 'Scutum Regale', 1660: five compartments with scenes representing the Restoration of the English monarchy; at the top, 'H. Lords', with Charles II on a throne in the centre, Lords, including his brothers the Duke of York and the Duke of Gloucester, either side; upper centre, 'H: Comons', depicting the Speaker between Members of Parliament; lower centre, 'Bishops & the Comon praier Booke', with an open book on a table in the centre, and bishops either side; bottom left, 'Traytors rewarded', depicting a man hanging from a gallows, a man on a rack, and another figure about to be beheaded; bottom right, 'Sectaries reiected', depicting a man banishing three figures.
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- 1660 (c.)
Height: 147 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 80 millimetres (trimmed)
- Curator's comments
- New Hollstein (Hollar) attributes the etching to Richard Gaywood. Pennington considered that the print was very probably by Hollar.
It was identified by Malcolm Jones as the frontispiece to Duncombe's celebration of the return of Charles II (Wing: D 2599a and B3557) advertised in the Parliamentary Intelligencer, 21-28 May 1660 (for further information on the book, see G. MacLean (ed.), The Return of the King, 1999 http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/toc/modeng/public/MacKing.html).
The title is quoted from Virgil's Eclogues IV.7
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- Associated events
- Associated Event: Restoration of Charles II 1660
- Associated titles
Associated Title: Scutum Regale, The Royal Buckler; or, Vox Legis, a Lecture to Traytors who most wickedly murthered Charles the I, and contrary to all Law and Religion banished Charles the II. 3d Monarch of Great Britain (1660)
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