Effigies, Alexandri Rossaei Anno aetatis 63.
Engraving. Sheet size: 145 x 75mm (5¾ x 3"). Trimmed inside plate.
A portrait of Scottish writer Alexander Ross (c. 1590–1654), seated, facing the viewer, writing in a book, with a library behind. Ross was Chaplain-in-Ordinary to Charles I. One of his most significant accomplishments, published in 1649, the same year as the beheading of the king, was his complete translation of the Qur'an into English.
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