Reverendiss: in Christo Pater Arithurus Lake Olim Episc: Bathon: et Wellens: An: Aet: 59. Obyt.
Etching. 153 x 112mm. 6 x 4½". Trimmed.
Arthur Lake (c.1567-1626) was Bishop of Bath and Wells and a translator of the King James Version of the Bible. He was awarded a Doctoate of Divinity and in 1609 he may have been one of the clergymen charged with editing the new English translation of the Bible commissioned by James I for whom his brother Sir Thomas acted as a secretary. In 1617 he was appointed Keeper of the Great Seal.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove. Pennington: 1452.
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