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Auction 118, Lot 545

"The True Manner of the Execution of Thomas Earle of Strafford, Lord Lieutenant of Ireland upon Towerhill, the 12th of May 1641", Merian, Matthaus

Subject: England

Period: 1650 (circa)


Color: Black & White

10 x 7.3 inches
25.4 x 18.5 cm

This view illustrates the execution of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford, an English statesman and a major figure in the period leading up to the English Civil War. The gallows is surrounded by an immense and jubilant crowd said to have exceeded 200,000 people. German title below.


Condition: B

Toned on centerfold with some minor tears in blank margins, well away from image.

Estimate: $100 - $150

Sold for: $75

Closed on 3/6/2007