Guilielmus Alabaster Anno Aetatis Suae Luxi Studii Arcanae Theologiae 33.
Engraving; in pencil verso Walker sale; 171 x 120mm. 6¾ x 4¾".
Portrait of William Alabaster, the divine; head and shoulders in an oval. Used as the frontispiece to his 'Ecce sponsus venit' of 1633. William Alabaster (1567-1640) was an English poet, playwright, and religious writer. He became a Roman Catholic convert in Spain when on a diplomatic mission as chaplain. His religious beliefs led him to be imprisoned several times; eventually he gave up Catholicism, and was favoured by James I. He received a prebend in St Paul's Cathedral, London.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove. NPG: D26774.
[Ref: 25216] £120.00