[Henry Hare, 2nd Lord Coleraine.]Effigiem hanc praenobilis Henrici Heri Baronis de Colerane [...]
Engraving, platemark 360 x 225mm (14¼ x 8¾). Excellent impression; trimmed inside platemark
Henry Hare, second Baron Coleraine (bap. 1636-d.1708), antiquary and architect. Coleraine traveled in Italy and translated G.F. Loredano's 'The Ascents of the Soul'. He was also MP for Old Sarum in Wiltshire, although he lived for most of his life in Tottenham, Middlesex (now in London) where he remodelled the family house, Bruce Castle (which still survives as a museum, and which Coleraine is said to haunt). William Faithorne, a contemporary of Coleraine, began this plate, presumably after his own drawing, which was completed much later by George Vertue. Coleraine's grandson Henry, 3rd Baron (1693-1749) was a friend and patron of Vertue.
Alexander 579; Fagan p.28 ii/ii; for Faithorne's frontispiece to Hare's translation of 'The Ascents of the Soul', see ref. 14866.
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