Benjaminus Johnson. Obijt Anno. Dom 1687. Aetat 63. Fronti nulla Fides huic non dicatur: Apelle A tanto Vates, en redivivus ades. Immortale duplez micat hic opus: Illius Arte Forma, tua a Penna Fama, perennis erit. E Pinacotheca Nobilissimi && Honoratissimi Joannis Domini Sommers &c. Cui Tabulam hanc humillimè dicat.
Amico suo Mauritio Johnson I.C. Artium Amatori redicat 1730. G. Vertue.
Engraving. Plate 372 x 252mm. Sheet 451 x 330mm. Fine.
Benjamin Johnson (1572-1637) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets.
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