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Inscription

upper center in plate: YORK.; lower center in plate: Second part of Henry IV. Act V, Scene 4th / See ruthless Queen a hapless Father's tears / This cloth thou dip'd'st in blood of my sweet boy / And I with tears do wash the blood away / Published 15 March 1776 by J. MORTIMER Norfolk Street, STRAND

Provenance

(Campbell Fine Art, London, 4 May 1992); Donald Vogler, Portland, OR; gift to NGA, 2017.

Bibliography
1988
Sunderland, John. "John Hamilton Mortimer: His Life and Works," Walpole Society 52 (1988): no. 96.9