Her Majesty Queen Adelaide. South Australia Adelaide, H. T. Ryall, W. C., after Ross.

Her Majesty Queen Adelaide.

London: Thomas M'Lean, 1841. A lovely mezzotint engraved portrait of the Queen (1792 - 1849), dressed in widow's garb, following the death of her husband King William IV of England. The capital city of the Australian state of South Australia was named in honor of the Queen when it was founded in 1836. South Australia was formed under the Act for the Colonization of South Australia of 1834, and was intended to be a haven of civil and religious liberties. The portrait of the Queen is a charming one; she gazes steadily out, her hair in braids, with a black lace veil over her head and around her shoulders. Engraved by Henry Thomas Ryall (1811 - 1867) engraver to Queen Victoria, and based on the painting by William Charles Ross (1794 - 1860). 13 1/2 x 17 1/2". Image printed and laid on to thicker paper; with very slt toning to thicker paper at outer edges, o/w very good. Very good condition. Item #16578

Price: $375.00