Robert, Earle of Warwicke, and Lord Rich of Leeze, etc.
Engraving, 96 x 73mm (3¾ x 2¾"). Laid on backing sheet with surrounding frame added in watercolour.
Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick (1587-1658), naval officer and colonial promoter mostly associated with the island of Catalina (Providencia) off Nicaragua, where he arrived in 1629 to set up plantations. He was a supporter of Puritan and Parliamentarian causes. Engraved by William Faithorne (c.1620-91), one of the most significant and prolific printmakers in seventeenth-century Britain. This print was originally engraved on the same plate as a portrait of Henry Rich, Earl of Holland
see Fagan p.66, state ii/ii (the plate divided). Ex Collection: R. Hobson of Hove.
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