Reverendissimus Et Doctiss: Domini. Lancel: Andrewes Episcop. Elyensis Etc. Anno 1618.These Lineaments of Art, have well set forth Some outward features (though no inward worth) But to these Lines his writings added, cann Make up the faire resemblance of a Man For as the Bodies forme is figurd here So there the beautyes of his Soule appeare; Which I had praised; but that in This place to praise Them, were to praise Him to his Face.
Engraving, with small margins. Plate 179 x 107mm. 7 x 4½". Hole in centre; creasing.
Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626) was an English bishop and scholar, who held high positions in the Church of England during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. Under King James I he served successively as Bishop of Chichester, Ely and Winchester and oversaw the translation of the Authorised Version of the Bible. Depicted here with an open book with words 'Verbum Dei' ('Word of God') to which he points.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove. NPG: D25913.
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