Richard I Leaving Cyprus - Antique Copper Engraving 1794
Richard I Leaving Cyprus - Antique Copper Engraving 1794

'Richard I Leaving Cyprus' - Antique Copper Engraving, 1794

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An antique copper engraving of King Richard i departing from Cyprus on his way to the crusades. He has just married Berengaria of Navarre in Cyprus in May 1190.
 The ship carrying Berengaria ran aground off the coast of Cyprus and they were threatened by the island's ruler, Isaac Comnenus. Richard came to their rescue, captured the island, and overthrew Comnenus. Berengaria married Richard the Lionheart on 12 May 1191, in the Chapel of St. George at Limassol on Cyprus, and was crowned Queen the same day.
There is a short history of Richard's reign in the panel below the tableau.
This hand coloured print was drawn by H Tresham, engraved by J Fittler, and published by R Bowyer, London, in 1794.
Mounted. Ready to frame. (Mount slightly imperfect).

Print size: 34cm x 24cm
Mount size: 55cm x 46.5cm