Unusual early 19th century stipple engraving, the Three Kings, possibly a proof
RESERVED - An unusual stipple engraving of three Kings - King George III, King George IV and King William IV. There appears to be a signature bottom right. It is possibly a proof for an engraving that may not have been taken forward. The mahogany veneer frame retains its original top fixings, and the back board is stamped “George South, upholsterer, cabinet maker. Sheerness”. South was born in 1799 and died in 1845. His business is shown in the local trade directory of 1841. There is a hand written inscription from 1968 when it was given as a present.
It is not one we have found any more examples of and has no publisher details supporting the notion it may be a proof.
Measuring; Frame - 37 cm x 32 cm
English, c. 1835