Watson seducing Noblemen.
[From 'A Thankfull Remembrance of Gods Mercie' London: Printed by Aug. Math[ewes] for Robert Mylbourne and Humphrey Robinson, 1630.]
Engraving 73 x 108mm. Trimmed and laid on album paper.
William Watson, a Catholic priest, blessing a group of gentlemen involved in a plot against James I; in the backgound, one of them, Sir Griffin Markham, is pardoned at the point of execution. 1627. Hulsius or Friedrich von Hulsen (printmaker 1580 - 1665) Engraver; said to have been born in Middelburg, c. 1580. Son of Levis van Hulsen, mathematician and book-publisher in Ghent, and brother of Esaias van Hulsen. About 1592 the family moved to Nuremberg; in 1602 to Frankfurt where Frederik was probably a pupil of J T de Bry, and afterwards managed the family publishing house. 1627, in London briefly, where most of his work was connected with protestant propaganda. While in London he is most associated with book illustration as with these and others for George Carleton, 'A Thankfull Remembrance of Gods Mercy'.
BM Satires 13 (cf.).
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