The British Rolla. Charles Williams.

The British Rolla

London: S W Fores, June 20th 1803. Wiiliams, Charles. Wraps. 24 x 35.5 cm. Hand colored engraved print. Lord Moira (Rawdon), dressed as Rolla the Peruvian hero of Sheridan's 'Pizarro' (1799), stands in profile to the left, right arm extended in a declamatory gesture, left hand on his short sheathed sword. The barbaric dress, with bare brawny arms and legs, and short fringed tunic, goes ill with his whisker and small pigtail. The corners of two benches indicate the House of Lords. Below the title: 'I have only to say my Lords, that I am perfectly Satisfied with whatever destination my Sovereign has been graciously pleased to allot me, and that were His Majesty to call upon to serve in the Ranks as a private, I would in that subordinate station unsheath my Sword with the same chearfull alacrity and ardent Zeal as if I were call'd to the Command of the most Numerous and Gallant Army. Vide, a noble Earl's speech in the House of Lords June 20th 1803. Adhesions at verso corners. Very Good. Item #22977

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