Old Parr. Aeta 152.
Sold by S. Sympson in ye Strand. [n.d. c.1730.]
Fine mezzotint. Plate 202 x 152mm. 8 x 6". Repaired tear in title area.
Portrait, head and shoulders in an oval, facing forward with ruff and coat; first state. Thomas Parr (1483? - 1635), centenarian; famous for his long life, reputedly dying at the age of 153, and know as 'Old Parr'.
Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove. CS: 32, i. For an interesting piece of ephemera relating to Old Parr, see ref.16716
[Ref: 25409] £230.00