Effigies Iohannis Prestoni viri Clarissimi SS Theologiae Doctoris.How can this Shaddow please thee: when thou know'st The substance was but Dust at best, at most. Geo rather view his Volume, and there finde A picture farre more curious more refinde: Peruse thou This, and yet neglect not That: That tells thee, Who he was; the tother, What. What here thou see'st Salute, and pass'e it o're; Thou view'st but Nothing, if thou viewst no more.
Engraving. 184 x 132mm. 7¼ x 5¼".
John Preston (1587-1628) was a an English puritan minister of the church and master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge. He was in attendance at the death of James I as Chaplain-in-ordinary to Prince Charles, and accompanied Charles and Buckingham to Whitehall, where the public proclamation of Charles's accession was made.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove. NPG: D22909.
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