The Olde, Old, very Olde Man or Thomas Par, the Sonne of Iohn Parr or Winngton in the Parish of Alberbury. In the County of Shropshire who was Born in 1483 in the Raigne of King Edward the 4th and is now living in The Strand, being aged 152 yeares and oddMonethes 1535.
Engraving, rare. 160 x 102mm. 6¼ x 4". Trimmed, some damage.
Thomas Parr (1483? - 1635), centenarian; famous for his long life, reputedly dying at the age of 153, and know as 'Old Parr'. Portrait of Thomas Parr, half length, sitting in chair, bearded, wearing skull-cap; prefixed to John Taylor's 'The Olde, Old, very Olde Man' (1635).
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove. Collection Th. Thane. For an interesting piece of ephemera relating to Old Parr, see ref.16716
[Ref: 25408] £140.00