Aspicis effigiem tantum: par nulla figura Boltoni Genio, qui super astra manet. Doctior an melior fuit, haud scio. Dicere fas est, Secula vis referent, quem tulit una dies. EB.
Engraving. 178 x 122mm. 7 x 4¾". Cut.
Portrait of Robert Bolton, half length in an oval in architectural frame, full beard, wearing high collar and gown. Frontispiece to his 'Last and learned work of the four last things' (1632). Robert Bolton (1572-1631) was a Puritan divine; an English clergyman and academic, noted as a preacher. On James I's visit to Oxford University in 1605, he was appointed to hold a disputation in the royal presence on natural philosophy, and his majesty was loud and frank in laudation of Bolton. He was also appointed lecturer in logic and moral and natural philosophy.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
[Ref: 25345] £60.00