Thomas, Earl of Surry. In his Majesty's Collection.[&] The Lady Surry. In his Majesty's Collection.
Published as the Act directs April 1. 1795 by J. Chamberlaine.
Pair of stipples, printed in colours on pink paper. 280 x 230mm (11 x 9"). Very large margins.
A portrait of Henry Howard (c.1617-1747), oldest son of the 3rd Duke of Norfolk, and his wife Frances (c.1516-77). The identification as his father was added later. Henry, one of the first English poets to write in the sonnet form that Shakespeare later used, was beheaded for treason by an ill and paranoid Henry.
[Ref: 38403] £280.00