Lord Thomas Fairfax.O Fairfax: staet an u de rust van Engelant / des Konings Heersing weer te stellen in Haer stant, / en d'oeffning in Gods kerk, gelÿk zÿ plagt te wezen, / volbreng 't zo wort uw lof ten Hemel toe geprezen, / denck dat nooit onderdaen zÿn Koning hulp naar t' graf, / of hÿ kreeg, vroeg of laat, zÿn welverdiende straf.
S.Savry exut. [n.d., c.1670.]
Engraving. Sheet 280 x 180mm, 11 x 7". Trimmed within plate. Collector's stamp of Ambroise Firmin-Didot (L.119) verso.
A portrait supposedly of Thomas Fairfax, 3rd Baron Fairfax (1612 - 1671), wearing a fur-lined jacket and a feathered hat, published by Sebastian Savery. The original print by Caspar Merian has no title: Savery has engraved his name over Merian's, added the title and verse, raised the original cap to a hat with added feather, and engraved the word 'Misisi' on the paper in the sitter's hand. None of the features (including the prominent facial wart), costume, hair style resemble any Britsh portrait of the General.
BM: 1848,0911.428; see BM 1847,1009.95 for untitled state. Ex Collection Norman Blackburn.
[Ref: 27024] £180.00