[Robert Loveday.]Wouldst know whose Face this Figure represents [...]
Engraving. Sheet size: 140 x 85mm (5½ x 3½"). Trimmed to platemark on 3 sides. Hinged to backing sheet at right edge. Repaired tear in lower edge.
A portrait of translator Robert Loveday (1620 - 1656) within an ocatogon. An illustation in each corner shows the sun, two doves, a bird in a cave and a vessel at sea. Loveday translated into English the first three parts of La Calprenède's romance of ‘Cleopatra,’ under the title of ‘Hymen's Præludia, or Love's Master-Piece,’ which appeared respectively in 1652, 1654, and 1655. An illustration to 'Loveday's Letters Domesick and Forrein, To Several Persons, occasionally distributed in Subjects Philosophicall, Historicall & Morall. By R. Loveday', published in London, 1659.
Fagan: p.46/47. II/II.
[Ref: 37719] £65.00