Guilielmus Alabaster Anno Aetatis Suae Luxi Studii Arcanae Theologiae 33.
Engraving. Collector's stamp of Alfred Morrison (1821-1897) on reverse. Sheet size: 170 x 115mm (6¾ x 4½"). Trimmed inside plate.
Portrait of William Alabaster, the divine; head and shoulders in an oval. Used as the frontispiece to his 'Ecce sponsus venit' of 1633. William Alabaster (1567-1640) was an English poet, playwright, and religious writer. He became a Roman Catholic convert in Spain when on a diplomatic mission as chaplain. His religious beliefs led him to be imprisoned several times; eventually he gave up Catholicism, and was favoured by James I. He received a prebend in St Paul's Cathedral, London.
Ex Collection: Alfred Morrison (1821-1897) NPG: D26774.
[Ref: 40024] £120.00