Henricus Spelmannus. Eques Auratus.
Engravng. 222 x 145mm. 8¾ x 5¾".
Portrait of Henry Spelman, bust length in an oval frame, wearing lace-edged cap, ruff and gown; coat of arms below. Sir Henry Spelman (c.1564-1641) was an antiquary and historian, noted for his detailed collections of medieval records, in particular of church councils. In 1603 he was knighted, and a year later he was appointed High Sheriff of Norfolk, and in 1625 he served as a Member of the Parliament of England for Worcester. In 1627 he became treasuer of the Guiana Company and was also a member of the council for New England. His last post in 1636 came as an offer of the mastership of Sutton's Hospital, Charterhouse.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove. Fagan: p.61.
[Ref: 25265] £130.00