Reverendisimus in Christo Pater et Dominus Jacobus Sharp St Andreae Archi-Episcop [...]
Engraving, sheet 410 x 310mm (16 x 12¼"). Rich impression. Trimmed inside platemark.
Portrait of James Sharp (1613-79), Archbishop of St Andrews who was murdered by covenanters in 1679. The earliest engraved portrait of Sharp, and also one the first prints engraved by the prolific George Vertue. This print derives from a portrait by Lely of c.1670, by way of a drawing by Scottish artist David Paton.
O'D 1; Alexander 71; for a scene of his murder see ref. 24582
[Ref: 31320] £180.00