18tc English Engraving Caribbean Chief with Five Wives

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Directory: Fine Art: Prints: Engravings: Pre 1700: Item # 1240647
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very rare English hand-colored engraving of a Caribbean Indian and his five wives--Titled CHATOYER THE CHIEF OF THE BLACK CHARAIBES IN ST VINCENT WITH HIS FIVE WIVEs--according to inscription it is based on painting by Sir William Young Bar-it was engraved by Agostino Brunyas in 1772--impression of plate is obvious-color still strong-small foxing spot outside margin at top-9 inches by 11 inches-unframed-condition is good