[John Russell, First Earl of Bedford]. [Annotated in ink below].
Unfinished proof, engraving. 240 x 375mm. Trimmed to platemark at top and sides.
John Russell, 1st Earl of Bedford [1485 – 1555?] served variously as Lord High Admiral and Lord Privy Seal. Extremely scare progress proof impression, before facial details have been engraved and Russell's name inserted into cartouche above decorative frame. The plate that was to be included in the 'Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain' published in folio in London by Knapton between 1743 and 1752.
Ver Huell 13.
[Ref: 3310] £260.00