Vera Effigies Reverendi: Do.ni Iosephi Hall Exon Episcopi.How farre beyond a Picture is his worth Whome Pen, nor Pencill truly can sett forth! Behold his Reverend Face, his better Part Is left ungrav'd, this was beyond all Art. His holy Thoughts in sacred Meditations His ravisht Sovle w.th heavenly Contemplations Could not bee drawne. Heere onely are his Lookes The Pictures of the rest are in his Bookes.
Imprinted for Philemon Stephens & Christopher Meredith. 1628.
Engraving. Platemark: 197 x 132mm.(7¾ x 5¼"). Early manuscript, verso.
Portrait of Joseph Hall, half length in an oval, wearing a skull-cap, ruff, gown, and medallion depicting the Synod of Dort; holding a book; two shields in upper spandrils, the one on the right blank. Possibly frontispiece to his 'Works' (1628). Joseph Hall, Bishop of Norwich (1574-1656) was an English bishop, satirist and moralist.
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