[Francis Quarles.] What here wee see is but a Graven face, Onely the shaddow of that brittle case Wherein were treasur'd up those Gems, which he hath left behind him to Posterity.
Engraving, rare. 126 x 75mm. 5 x 3". Cut.
Portrait of Francis Quarles; half-length with shoulder-length curly hair, moustache and small beard, directed to right glancing towards the viewer, right hand outstretched holding a quill, left at his breast, wearing a dark coat edged with fur and fastened near the neck, a plain collar with a tassell tie; in an oval. Francis Quarles (1592-1644) was an English poet most famous for his Emblem book aptly entitled 'Emblems'. Based on the frontispiece to Quarles' 'Recantation', engraved by William Marshall, according to O'Donoghue.
[Ref: 24092] £120.00