Robertus Stapyltonus Eques Auratus, Seren.mo Carolo Magnae Britanniae Princips A Camera Privaia Generosus, Juvenalem et Musaeum Anglis, Virumes Sibi, Plusquam Interpres Reddidit. R.R.
Engraving, rare. 165 x 96mm. 6½ x 3¾". Trimmed, two small wrinkles.
Portrait of Robert Stapylton, half-length in an oval within an ornamental cartouche, long hair, collar, and cloak, at a desk with paper, pen and ink, and books; above oval, coat of arms; below oval, bunches of fruit; bottom left, Pan playing on pipes; bottom right, a female figure wearing a veil and with an open book and globe. Frontispiece to Stapylton's translation of 'Juvenal's Sixteen Satyrs' (London, Humphrey Moseley, 1647), his translation of Famiano Strada, 'De bello Belgico' (London, Humphrey Moseley, 1650). Sir Robert Stapylton (d.1669) was an English courtier, dramatic poet and translator.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25266] £120.00