[E]dmund Spencer [sic].
Engraving on laid paper, proof before lettering to pedestal/lower margin, rare. Image 345 x 220mm, 13½ x 8¾". Trimmed to plate. Puncture through image upper right, slight tear. Proof before dedication to John Guise and other text added.
Portrait of Edmund Spenser (1552? - 1599), poet. In oval frame surrounded by architecture and masonry by George Vertue (1683 - 1756).
See Alexander 488 (proof not described by Alexander).
[Ref: 24902] £160.00