E Pinacotheca Nobilissimi & Honoratissimi Joannis Domini Sommers &c. Cui Tabulam hanc humillimč dicat. Amico suo Mauritio Johnson I.C. Artium Amatori redicat 1730. G. Vertue.
Engraving. Mounted on an album page. Image 369 x 253mm. 14˝ x 10". Trimmed and laid on sheet. Some glue staining to the corners.
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.
From the Belton House Collection assembled in the 18th Century by the Rt. Hon. John Ld. Brownlow, Baron Charleville, & Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lenno
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