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King Charles I and the Heads of the Noble Earls, Lords and others, who suffered for their Loyalty in the Rebellion and Civil-Wars of England.
King Charles I and the Heads of the Noble Earls, Lords and others, who suffered for their Loyalty in the Rebellion and Civil-Wars of England. With their Characters engraved under each Print, extracted from Lord Clarendon. Taken from the Original Pictures of the Greatest Masters, many of them Sir Anthony Van Dyke's, and all the Heads accurately engraved by Mr. Geo. Vertue,
London: Printed for J.Ryall and R.Withy, Book and Printsellers, at Hogarth's Head, opposite Sailsbury-Court, Fleet Street. [1757.]
Folio, disbound, lacking front board; engraved frontis, 10 numbered plates containing 19 portraits as called for in the index. Damp stain on frontis.
The frontis. has the portraits of the six Stuart monarchs and the Duke of Glocester. The plates include Charles I, Archbishops Laud & Juxon, the earls of Stafford, Litchfield & Caenarvon, and Royalist soldiers Harry Slingsby & George Lisle.
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Petrus Barwick M.D. Serenissimo Regi Carolo II.o e Medicis ordinarys.
Petrus Barwick M.D. Serenissimo Regi Carolo II.o e Medicis ordinarys.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d. c.1721.]
Engraving. 178 x 108mm. 7 x 4¼". Trimmed.
Portrait of Peter Barwick, half-length to left, with head turned to look to front; wearing a wig, dark coat decorated with ribbons, fur-trimmed sash, and broad collar trimmed with lace; in an oval frame placed on a pedestal. Frontispiece to Peter Barwick's 'Vita Johannes Barwick', 1721. Dr Peter Barwick (1619-1705) was Physician in ordinary to Charles II.
W: 192. NPG: D30036. Alexander: 326.
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The Rt. Honble. The Lord Aubrey Beauclerck
The Rt. Honble. The Lord Aubrey Beauclerck Slain at Cartagena in America, Feb: the 24th. 1740/1 in the 31st. Year of his Age. [Six lines of verse below.]
[n.d., c.1750.]
Etching, sheet 380 x 240mm. 15 x 9½". Trimmed to plate.
Lord Aubrey Beauclerk (1711-1741), captain in the royal navy and youngest son of Charles, 1st Duke of St Albans. At Cartagena on the Spanish main, in the attack on the Boca Chica under the command of Vice-admiral Vernon, Lord Aubrey was slain on 22 March 1740-1. A handsome monument to his memory was erected in Westminster Abbey, and a pension of 200l. per annum was conferred on his widow, which she enjoyed till her death on 30 Oct. 1755. By George Vertue (1683 - 1756), after an unidentified artist.
NPG: D1039.
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[Lord Arthur Capel, and Lucius, 2nd Viscount Falkland]
[Lord Arthur Capel, and Lucius, 2nd Viscount Falkland] This Noble Royalist on the 9.th of March 1648 was Executed on a Scaffold before Westminster Hall [...]
G. Vertue Sculp.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliam.t 1757 Printed for John Ryall & Rob.t Withy at Hogarths head, Fleet Street
Engraving, platemark 330 x 225mm (13 x 8¾"). Staining on left; bottom corner missing and filled in. Small margins.
One of nine double portraits of Loyalists which George Vertue engraved between 1731 and 1735, with long engraved accounts of their careers from Clarendon below. They were issued as a set, along with a portrait of Charles I, in 1735 This is a reprint of one of those plates, from 1757
Alexander 671
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The Battle-Array of Carberry-hill near Edinburgh with the Surrender of Mary Queen of Scots
The Battle-Array of Carberry-hill near Edinburgh with the Surrender of Mary Queen of Scots to the Confederate Lords of Scotland, and the Escape of Earl Bothwell, 1567.
Geo: Vertue delin & Sculp 1742
Engraving, platemark 460 x 575mm (18 x 22½"), with very large margins. Repairs in margins.
The surrender of Mary, Queen of Scots at Carberry Hill in Haddingtonshire in 1567. Engraved by George Vertue and issued in the first part of his 'Historical Portraitures', four large historical prints, in 1743. These were followed by further parts, amounting to nine prints in total, which were reissued in 1751 and later.
Alexander 856; for the complete set of 'Historical Portraitures' see ref.39870.
[Ref: 47405]   £360.00  
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Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales.
Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales.
G. Kneller Eques Baron.tus pinxit. Geo: Vertue Sculpsit.
[n.d. c.1724.]
Engraving. Plate 355 x 210mm (14 x 8¼"), with large margins. Crease.
Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, queen of George II (1683-1737).
Alexander: 281.
[Ref: 24349]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Her Most Excellent Majesty Caroline, Queen of Great Britain France and Ireland. &c. &c. &c.
Her Most Excellent Majesty Caroline, Queen of Great Britain France and Ireland. &c. &c. &c.
G. Kneller Eques Baron.tus pinxit. Geo: Vertue Sculpsit 1727.
[c.1727.]
Engraving. Sheet 460 x 355mm (18 x 13¾"). Trimmed to plate.
Portrait Caroline of Brandenburg-Ansbach, queen of George II (1683-1737) in an oval. This engraving was first published in 1724, when Caroline was Princess of Wales; for this state the title has been updated and the Prince of Wales's feathers in the border replaced with a crown.
Alexander: 416
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The Honourable Sr. Laurence Carter K.t one of the Barons of his Majesties Court of Exchequer.
The Honourable Sr. Laurence Carter K.t one of the Barons of his Majesties Court of Exchequer.
J. Richardson pinx. G. Vertue Sculp. 1733.
Sold by G. Vertue at his house in Brownlow Street Drury Lane.
Engraving. 380 x 260mm. 15 x 10¼". Cut.
Sir Laurence Carter (1672-1745) was a judge at Lincoln's Inn, and recorder of Leicester from 1697 to 1729. He was Member of Parliament in 1698, 1701 and 1722; for Beeralston in 1710, 1714 and 1716. He was knighted in 1724 and Puisne Baron of the Exchequer from 1726 until his death.
Alexander: 673 [first state.]
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Frances Lady Carteret Baroness of Hawnes,
Frances Lady Carteret Baroness of Hawnes, Wife to John Lord Carteret, Daughter of Sr. Robert Worsley by Frances Lady Worsley only Daughter to Thomas Lord Viscount Weymouth.
G. Kneller Eques pinxit. Geo. Virtue Sculpsit Lond. 1749.
Engraving. Sheet 330 x 220mm (13 x 8¾"). Trimmed within plate.
Frances Worsley, Lady Carteret (c.1693-1743), first wife of John Carteret, Baron Carteret and later second Earl Granville, who was one of the few courtiers who could converse with George I in German.
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The Great Seal of King Charles II.d.
The Great Seal of King Charles II.d. At the Restoration of the King / all the proper Seals were new made / for the King and the Government by T Simon
[George Vertue after Thomas Simon.]
[London: George Vertue, c.1753.]
Engraving, sheet 210 x 150mm (8½ x 6"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet.
The great seal of Charles II, designed c.1662 by medallist and seal-engraver Thomas Simon (bap.1618-d.1665). Illustration to a volume of engravings (1753) made after Simon's designs, engraved and published by George Vertue. Following the execution of Charles I, Simon was appointed chief engraver, making many seals for public service during the interregnum. At the restoration he petitioned Charles II for the role of chief engraver but it was given to Thomas Rawlins, who had held the position under Charles I. Shortly after, however, he was given the office of one of the gravers of the king's arms, shields and stamps. It was at this time that he prepared the great seal of Charles II, with a view of London in background. Vertue was instructed by Parliament to produce this account of Simon's work, marking national recognition for his work at the mint.
See Alexander 978-1016 (individual plates not listed)
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The Market-Cross at Chichester. Inscribed to his Grace Charles Duke of Richmond, Lenox and Aubigny & c. High-Steward of the City of Chichester, and Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter & c.
The Market-Cross at Chichester. Inscribed to his Grace Charles Duke of Richmond, Lenox and Aubigny & c. High-Steward of the City of Chichester, and Knight of the most Noble Order of the Garter & c. [Left]This Beautiful Cross Erected by Edward Bishop of Chichester who was advanced to that dignity by Edward the IV MCCCCLXXV was First Repaired on the Reign of Charles II and now again in the Twentyeth Year of our Present Sovereign George II MDCCXLVI Thomas Wall Mayor. At The Sole Expence of Charles Duke of Richmond Lenox and Aubigny. [Right] Dame Elizabeth Farrington Relict of Sr. Richard Farrington Baronet Gave This Clock as asn Hourly Memento of her Good Will to This Citty MDCCXXIV Geroge Harris Mayor.
Willm. Ride Delin. Ao. 1749. G. Vertue Sculpsit Londn.
Engraving 470 x 595mm Central crease as is normal for this engraving.
This Cross is universally acknowledged to be one of the most elegant buildings of the kind existing in England. Its form is octangular, having a strong butment at each angle, surmounted with pinnacles. On each of its faces is an entrance through a pointed arch, ornamented with crockets and a finial. Above this, on four of its sides, is a tablet, to commemorate its reparation in the reign of Charles II. Above each tablet is a dial, exhibiting the hour to each of the three principal streets; the fourth being excluded from this advantage by standing at an angle. In the centre is a large circular column, the basement of which forms a seat: into this column is inserted a number of groinings, which, spreading from the centre, form the roof beautifully moulded. The central column appears to continue through the roof, and is supported without by eight flying buttresses, which rest on the several corners of the building.
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The Great-Seal of the Common-Wealth of England. done by T. Simon.
The Great-Seal of the Common-Wealth of England. done by T. Simon. This Plate Engrav'd from a Curious Proof Impression in Wax, in the Collection of the Rt. Honble (the late) Earl of Oxford, now in Possession of the most noble Margaret-Cavendish, Dutchess of Portland, is most humbly Inscribed to her Grace by her most Obedient Servant G. Vertue 1744.
[London: George Vertue, c.1753.]
Engraving, sheet 215 x 150mm (9 x 6"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet.
The second great seal of the Commonwealth, showing parliament in session, designed by medallist and seal-engraver Thomas Simon (bap.1618-d.1665). Illustration to a volume of engravings (1753) made after Simon's designs, engraved and published by George Vertue. Following the execution of Charles I, Simon was appointed chief engraver by the parliamentarians, and designed a seal within a week of the execution. This was supposedly not very hard-wearing, and in 1651 the Rump ordered its replacement, similar except for the new date (as shown here). Simon made many seals for public service during the interregnum, before being appointed to the office of one of gravers of the king's arms, shields and stamps at the restoration. Vertue was instructed by Parliament to produce this account of Simon's work, marking national recognition for his work at the mint.
See Alexander 978-1016 (individual plates not listed); see Sean Kelsey, 'Inventing a Republic', p.94.
[Ref: 43098]   £90.00   (£108.00 incl.VAT)
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James Craggs Sen.r Esq.r, Post Master Gen:l of Great Britain.
James Craggs Sen.r Esq.r, Post Master Gen:l of Great Britain.
G. Kneller Baron.t pinx: 1709. Geo Vertue Sculpsit 1728
Copper engraving. 381 x 275mm. 15 x 10¾". Trimmed to plate, laid on album page.
James Craggs the Elder (1657-1721) was an English politican. In 1715 he was appointed Post-Master General.
See BM: 1849,1031.16 [proof]. Alexander: 574.
[Ref: 17132]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Reverse of the Lord Protector's Great Seal, made by T. Simon.
Reverse of the Lord Protector's Great Seal, made by T. Simon. These Armes are Quarterly, the Cross of England, the Saltier Cross for Scotland, and the Harp for Ireland. The Inescochion being the Family Armest of Cromwell.
GVertue f.
[London: George Vertue, c.1753.]
Engraving, sheet 215 x 150mm (9 x 6"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet.
The heraldic arms of the Cromwell family: reverse of portrait coinage of Oliver Cromwell, designed by medallist and seal-engraver Thomas Simon (bap.1618-d.1665). Illustration to a volume of engravings (1753) made after Simon's designs, engraved and published by George Vertue. Following the execution of Charles I, Simon was appointed chief engraver by the parliamentarians, and made many seals for public service during the interregnum, before being appointed to the office of one of gravers of the king's arms, shields and stamps at the restoration. The portrait coinage of Cromwell was ordered from Simon by the council of Whitehall in 1656, and struck on the press of Pierre Blondeau. Vertue was instructed by Parliament to produce this account of Simon's work, marking national recognition for his work at the mint.
Alexander 978
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The Great-Seal for Scotland.
The Great-Seal for Scotland. being made during the Government of the Lord Protector. Oliver Cromwell 1656.
GVertue s.
[London: George Vertue, c.1753.]
Engraving, sheet 225 x 160mm (10 x 6½"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet.
Portrait coinage showing the Lord Protector on horseback with the heraldic arms of the Cromwell family on the reverse, designed by medallist and seal-engraver Thomas Simon (bap.1618-d.1665) with battle scene in background. Illustration to a volume of engravings (1753) made after Simon's designs, engraved and published by George Vertue. Following the execution of Charles I, Simon was appointed chief engraver by the parliamentarians, and made many seals for public service during the interregnum, before being appointed to the office of one of gravers of the king's arms, shields and stamps at the restoration. The portrait coinage of Cromwell was ordered from Simon by the council of Whitehall in 1656, and struck on the press of Pierre Blondeau. Vertue was instructed by Parliament to produce this account of Simon's work, marking national recognition for his work at the mint.
See Alexander 978-1016 (individual plates not listed).
[Ref: 43097]   £95.00   (£114.00 incl.VAT)
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Samuel Dale M.L.
Samuel Dale M.L.
[British, n.d., late 18th C?]
Etching on laid paper, frontispiece, 195 x 150mm. 7¾ x 6".
Oval portrait of Samuel Dale (1659 - 1739), physician, aged 78. From the engraving by George Vertue (1683 - 1756) in the third edition of Dale's ‘Pharmacologia' (1737, features over sitter's left shoulder).
See NPG D9270. DNB. See Wellcome 751.
[Ref: 21603]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Samuel Dale M.L. Aetatis Suae 78.
Samuel Dale M.L. Aetatis Suae 78.
[Geo. Vertue Sculpsit 1737.]
Etching. Pre-proof before artist's name. Plate 196 x 151mm. 7¾ x 6". Trimmed just outside plate mark.
Samuel Dale (1659-1739) was an apothecary who became a physician, naturalist and friend of John Ray (1627-1705).
W: 751-1. NPG: D27559. Alexander: 762.
[Ref: 24588]   £70.00   (£84.00 incl.VAT)
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Samuel Dale M.L. Aetatis Suae 78.
Samuel Dale M.L. Aetatis Suae 78.
Geo. Vertue Sculpsit 1737.
Etching. 202 x 152mm. 8 x 6". Damaged with crease through middle.
Samuel Dale (1659-1739) was an apothecary who became a physician, naturalist and friend of John Ray (1627-1705).
W: 751-1. NPG: D27559. Alexander: 762.
[Ref: 24694]   £45.00   (£54.00 incl.VAT)
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[The Memorial of Henry Darnley.] Magnates et Heroes Sangvine Regali Scotiae et Angliae Prognati. Qui Juxta Cenotaphium Henrici Darnley Scotorum…
[The Memorial of Henry Darnley.] Magnates et Heroes Sangvine Regali Scotiae et Angliae Prognati. Qui Juxta Cenotaphium Henrici Darnley Scotorum…
Livinius Vounanus incfecit. Geo: Vertue del et Sculp.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. 445 x 580mm, 17½ x 22¾". Wear to edges. Uncut sheet.
Mourners at the memorial to Henry Darnley, consort of Mary Queen of Scots. In front is Darnley's young son, James VI of Scotland and later James I of England; then Matthew Stewart (1516-1571), 4th Earl of Lennox, Darnley's father and James's regent, and his wife Margaret; then Darnley's brother Charles.
[Ref: 13313]   £280.00  
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[Alonso Quixano in his Study.]
[Alonso Quixano in his Study.]
I. Vanderbank Inven.t et delin. Geo: Vertue Sculpsit 1723.
Engraving. Plate: 245 x 190mm (9¾ x 7½'').
A portrait of Alonso Quixano shown sitting in his study staring up at his great grandfather's armour which hangs above the fireplace. The original drawing for the enrgaving is in the Courtauld's collection.
[Ref: 48022]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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[Sir Francis Drake]
[Sir Francis Drake] Franciscus Draeck Nobilissimus Eques Anglia An Aet Sue 43 [...]
[Jodocus Hondius and George Vertue, c.1733]
Engraving. Sheet: 300 x 395mm (12 x 15½"). Trimmed to image, paper tone and creasing. 18/19th century impression.
Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) the most famous of all English seafarers, large globe in left background. This print has an interesting history: the plate was started during Drake's lifetime, hence the date of 1580 on the print (the artist is widely believed to be Jodocus Hondius although Remigius Hogenburg has also been suggested). The plate was left unfinished (an example of the print in its unfinished state is in the British Museum, registration no. O,8.86) until in the 18th century the printmaker and antiquary George Vertue purchased the plate from Drake's descendants and completed it. Drake earned his fame and fortune through his skilful seamanship and outstandindingly successful piracy. His circumnavigation of the globe from 1577-81 involved a number of very profitable raids on Spanish ships and ports. His increasingly frequent and serious attacks during the 1580s were an important factor contributing to Philip II's decision to launch the Armada against English in 1588. Drake served as vice-admiral of the English fleet which defeated the Armada.
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[Sir Francis Drake]
[Sir Francis Drake] Franciscus Draeck Nobilissimus Eques Anglia An Aet Sue 43 [...]
[Jodocus Hondius and George Vertue, c.1733]
Engraving, platemark 400 x 315mm (15¾ x 12½"). Very large margins; 19th century impression.
Sir Francis Drake (1540-1596) the most famous of all English seafarers, large globe in left background. This print has an interesting history: the plate was started during Drake's lifetime, hence the date of 1580 on the print (the artist is widely believed to be Jodocus Hondius although Remigius Hogenburg has also been suggested). The plate was left unfinished (an example of the print in its unfinished state is in the British Museum, registration no. O,8.86) until in the 18th century the printmaker and antiquary George Vertue purchased the plate from Drake's descendants and completed it. Drake earned his fame and fortune through his skilful seamanship and outstandindingly successful piracy. His circumnavigation of the globe from 1577-81 involved a number of very profitable raids on Spanish ships and ports. His increasingly frequent and serious attacks during the 1580s were an important factor contributing to Philip II's decision to launch the Armada against English in 1588. Drake served as vice-admiral of the English fleet which defeated the Armada.
[Ref: 37214]   £1,250.00  
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Omnibus Numeris Virtutis Divitis Edoardi Sexti Angliæ &c. Regis, Dominii sui Bridewell dicti Civibus, suis Londinensibus pro hospitalibus, in Usem Pauperum & ejusdem Civitatis Donatio.
Omnibus Numeris Virtutis Divitis Edoardi Sexti Angliæ &c. Regis, Dominii sui Bridewell dicti Civibus, suis Londinensibus pro hospitalibus, in Usem Pauperum & ejusdem Civitatis Donatio. To the Right Worshipfull W.m Benn Esq. Alderman, President . The Worsjipfull Rob.t Alsop Esq.r Alderman, Treasurer. Joseph Ayliffe Esq. Audito-General. and to the Hon.ble and Worshipfull the rest of the Governors of the Hospitals of Bridewell and Bethlem ~ This Plate is most Humbly Inscribed and Engraved by their Obedient Servant G. Vertue.
Publisht 16. Feb. 1750. according to Act of Parliament.
Engraving. 480 x 630mm, 19 x 24¾". Uncut sheet.
Edward VI granting Bridewell (a former palace) to the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of London in 1553, to house homeless children and confine 'disorderly women'. On the far right is a self-portrait of Holbein, observing the ceremony.
[Ref: 13309]   £280.00  
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King Edward VI.
King Edward VI. From an Original in Kensington Palace.
G: Vertue sculp.
[n.d. c.1736.]
Engraving. 292 x 178mm. 11½ x 7" Trimmed and laid on Album sheet.
Portrait of Edward VI set into a rectangular frame with a surrounding composition alluding to his life. Illustration to Paul de Rapin-Thoyras, 'The History of England'. King Edward VI (1537-1553) was son of Henry VIII and Jane Seymour. Scholarly and firmly Protestant, he ruled during his minority with the help of a council, but was dominated first by the Duke of Somerset as Lord Protector, and later by the Duke of Northumberland. The latter induced Edward to will the crown of Lady Jane Grey, in order to ensure the Protestant succession.
Alexander: 729.
[Ref: 24326]   £35.00   (£42.00 incl.VAT)
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[Egyptian Mummy, for Alexander Gordon's 'Essay...']
[Egyptian Mummy, for Alexander Gordon's 'Essay...'] Viro Ingenio et Artibus ornatiss.mo Richardo Mead Medico Regio: [...]
A.G. del. [...] Vertue Sc. [1733]
Engraving with original hand-colouring, sheet 390 x 240mm (15¼ x 9½"). Trimmed inside platemark; glued to backing sheet.
Engraving of a mummy, published as Plate XIII of Alexander Gordon's 'An Essay Towards explaining the Hieroglyphical Figures on the Coffin of the Ancient Mummy belonging to Capt William Lethieullier' (1737). Gordon (c.1692-1754?) was an antiquary and singer.
Alexander 672
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[Egyptian Mummy]
[Egyptian Mummy] Cadaver Balsamo conditum; simul cum Loculo ferali [...]
GV Sc. [1724]
Engraving with original hand-colouring, sheet 340 x 445mm (13½ x 17½"). Trimmed, losing publication line, and glued to backing sheet.
Four views of a mummy case, engraved by George Vertue after a drawing by William Lethieullier. Lethieullier was an army officer who had visited Egypt and was a member of the Egyptian Society founded in 1741. Vertue presented an impression to the Society of Antiquaries, the dedicatee of the print, in 1724. In 1775 Mrs Vertue presented the society with the copper plate. Note on front of album suggests the colour was added by Vertue.
Alexander 372.
[Ref: 47287]   £320.00  
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[Detail from front of Egyptian mummy case]
[Detail from front of Egyptian mummy case] 3. Loculi Conscpectus anterior auctior aliquantum, quo Figurae clarius et distintius appareant.
GV Sc. [1724]
Engraving with fine original hand-colouring, sheet 360 x 220mm (14¼ x 8¾"). Trimmed inside platemark; glued to backing sheet.
Detail of a mummy case, engraved by George Vertue after a drawing by William Lethieullier. Lethieullier was an army officer who had visited Egypt and was a member of the Egyptian Society founded in 1741. Note on front of album suggests the colour was added by Vertue. In 1775 Mrs Vertue presented the society with the copper plate.
Alexander 373
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An Exact Surveigh of the Streets, Lanes, and Churches, Comprehend within the Ruins of the City of London...
An Exact Surveigh of the Streets, Lanes, and Churches, Comprehend within the Ruins of the City of London... Reduced into one Intire Plat by John Leake.
[Engraved by George Vertue.]
[London, c.1774.]
Engraved map on two sheets. Each sheet 550 x 660mm (21¾ x 26"). Small margins.
Copied from Leake's map of 1667 (etched by Hollar), the map shows the extent of the Great Fire, and marks the buildings lost to the flames, with pre-fire elevations of some of the buildings. First published 1723, this example is a reissue of 1774.
Howgego: 21, derivative 1.
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Johannes Flamsteedius Derbiensis.
Johannes Flamsteedius Derbiensis.
T. Gibson pinx. 1712. Geo. Vertue sculp. 1721.
Engraving, image 300 x 215mm. Trimmed into plate and to image at top. Left edge glued to album page.
John Flamsteed (1646 - 1719) the first Astronomer Royal.
Wellcome: 988-1.
[Ref: 7515]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Joannes Fletcher Episcopi Lond. Fili 9. Honoratiss Dno. Dno. Johanni Vicecomiti Percival &c. Hanc Tabulam ad Archetypum expressam.
Joannes Fletcher Episcopi Lond. Fili 9. Honoratiss Dno. Dno. Johanni Vicecomiti Percival &c. Hanc Tabulam ad Archetypum expressam.
Geo: Vertue Sculp. 1729. Humillime D.D.D. G. Vertue.
Engraving. Plate 366 x 242mm. Sheet 461 x 332mm. Fine.
John Fletcher (1579-1625) was a Jacobean playwright. Following William Shakespeare as house playwright for the King's Men, he was among the most prolific and influential dramatists of his day; both during his lifetime and in the early Restoration, his fame rivaled Shakespeare's. Though his reputation has been eclipsed since, Fletcher remains an important transitional figure between the Elizabethan popular tradition and the popular drama of the Restoration.
[Ref: 12640]   £120.00   (£144.00 incl.VAT)
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This Noble Lady was eldest Daughter of Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk and Mary the French Queen his Dutchess; She was married to Henry Grey Marquess of Dorset and Duke of Suffolk &c. the Mother of Lady Jane Grey who was proclaimed Queen. Frances Dutchess
This Noble Lady was eldest Daughter of Charles Brandon Duke of Suffolk and Mary the French Queen his Dutchess; She was married to Henry Grey Marquess of Dorset and Duke of Suffolk &c. the Mother of Lady Jane Grey who was proclaimed Queen. Frances Dutchess of Suffolk and her Husband Adrian Stokes Esq.r from an Original in the Cabinet of the Hon.ble Horace Walpole Jun.r Esq.r most Humbly Inscrib;d by his most Obedient Servant G: Vertue. Pl: IV.
Lucas de Heere pinxit. Geo. Vertue, Lond: Sculpsit 1748.
[n.d. c.1776.]
Engraving and etching with very large margins, printed on 18th Century watermarked paper. Plate 475 x 566mm. 18¾ x 22¼". Some tears around the edges, and printers creases.
Double portrait of Frances Brandon, Duchess of Suffolk (1517-1559) and Adrian Stokes (1533-1586); she on the left, holding a glove in her right hand on a cushion, touching her necklace with the other, he on the right, holding his gloves to his chest in his left hand; with a cartouche on the base of the plinth forming the lower part of the frame. One of the nine plates Vertue engraved of 'Historical Portraitures', from copies he made after paintings relating to the Tudor family, issued in three parts; this being part of the second set. They were republished as a set by the Society of Antiquaries in 1776, together with Vertue's notes on the pictures which he presented to the Society and plate numbers.
Alexander: +923.
[Ref: 23921]   £260.00  
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[John Freke.]
[John Freke.] Obyt Iuly 18 1717.
I. Riley pinx. Geo. Verture Sculp. 1718.
Engraving. Plate 254 x 160mm. 10 x 6¼".
John Freke (d.1717) surgeon, and father of the surgeon John Freke (1688-1756). David Alexander presumes that as a memorial portrait it probably never bore Freke's name.
Alexander: 257.
[Ref: 20032]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Iohannes Freind M.D. Serenissimae Reginae Carolinae Archiatrus.
Iohannes Freind M.D. Serenissimae Reginae Carolinae Archiatrus. Cui suas Artes sua dona laetus Et Lyram, et Venae Salientis Ictum. Scire concessit, celerem et Medendi Delius Usum.
M. Dahl pinx. G. Vertur Sculpsit 1730.
Etching and engraving. 325 x 190mm. 12¾ x 7½". Cut, some creasing.
John Freind (1675-1728) was an English physician and headmaster of Westminster School. In 1704 he was appointed a lecturer on chemistry at Oxford after proving his scientific attainments by various treatises; in 1705 he published his 'Prelectiones Chimicae', which he dedicated to Sir Isaac Newton. In 1722 he entered the House of Commons as MP for Launceston in Cornwall, but, being suspected of favouring the cause of the exiled Stuarts, he spent half of that year in the Tower of London. During his imprisonment he drew up the plan for his ‘History of Physic’ which appeared in 1725. In 1726 he was appointed physician to Queen Caroline, an office which he held until his death. Seated at a table, with a pedestal next to him with a bust of Hippocrates.
W: 1041-1. Alexander: 592.
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His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.&c  [&]  Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.&c
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales.&c [&] Her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales.&c
G. Kneller Eq: Baronet pinx. 1717 [&] 1716. Geo: Vertue Londini Sculp: 1724.
London Sold by G. Vertue at his house in Brownlow Street. Drury Lane.
Pair of engravings, sheets c.460 x 340mm. 18 x 13½". Trimmed within plates and tipped into album pages.
George II (1683 – 1760) as Prince of Wales and his future queen Caroline Wilhelmina of Brandenburg-Ansbach (1683 - 1737). Caroline Wilhelmina was the daughter of John Frederick of Brandenburg-Ansbach. Her parents died while she was still a child and she spent her early life in Berlin, before marrying George in 1705. She accompanied him to England as Princess of Wales in 1714. A fine pair in oval frames, Caroline a particularly strong impression. After Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646 - 1723).
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[Ambrose Godfrey, F.R.S.]
[Ambrose Godfrey, F.R.S.] Hac Amicitiae tessera Fautorib valedicit Perigri / naturus Ambros: Godfrey Hanckwitz Chym: / ad Phoenici Londini [...]
R. Schmutz pinxit / Geo Vertue Sculp 1718
Engraving, sheet 210 x 135mm (8¼ x 5¼"). Trimmed inside platemark; printer's crease lower left; glued to backing sheet at corners.
Ambrose Godfrey, the elder (1660-1741), chemist. Born in Germany, after moving to England Godfrey first worked for Robert Boyle, and distinguished himself by learning the difficult skill of isolating white phosphorus. Godfrey kept his means of doing so a secret, and maintained a monopoly on his method for over forty years until in old age he disclosed his secret. Godfrey was also employed at Apothecaries' Hall, became a Fellow of the Royal Society and began his own chemical and pharmaceutical trade. One of his more unusual discoveries was the 'fire annihilator', a wooden barrel containing an aqueous solution surrounding a pewter container of gunpowder. In 1723 he successfully demonstrated that the device, when detonated in a burning building (it had a pipe and fuse attached) extinguished the fire by the explosion and dispersed water. Bust after a painting by the Zurich born Rudolph Schmutz (1670-15), a pupil of Kneller, who was in London from 1702 until his death.
Alexander 235 [as done in 1717]
[Ref: 38358]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Richardus Graves de Michleton in Com. Gloucestriæ Armiger.
Richardus Graves de Michleton in Com. Gloucestriæ Armiger. Obiit: 1731. Aº Ætat 51.
G. Vertue sculp.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving. 280 x 170mm (11 x 6¾"), large margins.
Portrait of Richard Graves (1677-1729), antiquary.
Alexander: 758
[Ref: 47546]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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Richard Graves of Mickleton Esq.r.
Richard Graves of Mickleton Esq.r. a Bencher & Reader of Lincoln’s Inn, Clerk of the Peace & Receiver General for the County of Middlesex. He had two Wives by whom he had Issue 19 Children, 6 sons & 13 daughters, & died 1669 Aged 59.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[n.d., c.1750.]
Engraving with large margins. 275 x 170mm (10¾ x 6¾").
Richard Graves (1610-69) of Mickleton, Gloucestershire, dressed in his lawyer's robes. Graves amassed a fortune practising law during the Civil Wars and Interregnum, becoming a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn and Receiver General of Middlesex.
Alexander: 590
[Ref: 34970]   £130.00   (£156.00 incl.VAT)
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The Lady Jane Grey.
The Lady Jane Grey. Inscrib'd to his Most Noble Grace Algernon Seymour, Duke of Somerset. by his Grace's most humble and most obedient Servant Geo: Vertue. 1748.
Ad architypum, delin et sculpsit. G.Vertue.
Engraving. 475 x 570mm, 18¾ x 22½". Uncut sheet.
Oval portrait of the Nine-Day Queen, within an architectural surround.
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[Johannes Harris Sac. Theo. P. ro & R.S.S.] Non civium Ardor parva jubentium Nec vultrus instantis Tyrannu mente quatit solida. Horat.
[Johannes Harris Sac. Theo. P. ro & R.S.S.] Non civium Ardor parva jubentium Nec vultrus instantis Tyrannu mente quatit solida. Horat.
[A. Russell pinx. G. Vertue sculp.]
[n.d. c.1719.]
Engraving, proof before lettering of title, artists' names and date. Plate 292 x 196mm. 11½ x 7¾".
Portrait of John Harris (c.1666-1719), the writer and lecturer on science and Prebendary of Rochester; half-length to right, looking to front; wearing a wig and ecclesiastical robes and bands; in an oval frame decorated with Acanthus leaves on top, placed on a pedestal with coat of arms in front; frontispiece to the first volume of John Harris' 'History of Kent' (1719). Harris was a fellow of the Royal Society and for a time its vice-president. He wrote a paper on microscopic observations, and is still known for his Lexicon Technicum, or, An Universal English Dictionary of Arts and Sciences (1704), "which became one of the first books to display the importance to the public of Newton's science, and which has since been regarded a prototype of the more famous dictionaries and encyclopaedias of the Enlightenment."
Alexander: 291. NPG: D35521. Wellcome: 6810046; Lugt 53 unknown.
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Thomas Hearne M.A. of Edmund Hall Oxon.
Thomas Hearne M.A. of Edmund Hall Oxon.
Tillemans d. Gvertue S.1723.
Copper engraving. Plate 202 x 133mm (8 x 5¼").
Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), English antiquarian, was born at Littlefield Green in the parish of White Waltham, Berkshire. After graduating from St Edmund Hall, Oxford, he was made assistant keeper of the Bodleian Library, where he worked on cataloguing the books. As a nonjour he refused to take the oaths of allegiance to King George I, and so in early 1716 he was deprived of his librarianship. He turned down many professional and academic positions, including the librarianship of the Bodleian and the Camden professorship of ancient history, rather than take the oaths. He did however remain in Oxford and spent his time editing the English chroniclers.
NPG: D4070. Alexander 377.
[Ref: 14972]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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Thomas Hearne Antiquar: Oxon: [ink mss.]
Thomas Hearne Antiquar: Oxon: [ink mss.]
G. Vertue scul.
[British, n.d., c.1723.]
Rare etching, proof before letters titled in ink by hand. 160 x 110mm. 6¼ x 4¼". Unrecorded state before title of book he holds open changed to 'Oath of Alleg[iance]'. A fine impression.
Portrait of Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), antiquarian. After graduating from St Edmund Hall, Oxford, he was made assistant keeper of the Bodleian Library, where he worked on cataloguing the books. As a nonjour he refused to take the oaths of allegiance to King George I, and so in early 1716 he was deprived of his librarianship. He turned down many professional and academic positions, including the Camden professorship of ancient history, rather than take the oaths. He did however remain in Oxford and spent his time editing the English chroniclers. Several volumes on shelves behind, some with etched tiles to spines. From a different plate to item 26284, with several differences of detail in the image. After P. Tillemans.
Alexander 379, unrecorded state.
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Thomas Hearne M.A. of Edmund Hall Oxon.
Thomas Hearne M.A. of Edmund Hall Oxon.
PTillemans d. Gvertue S. 1723.
Etching, 200 x 130mm. 8 x 5¼". A fine impression.
Portrait of Thomas Hearne (1678-1735), antiquarian. After graduating from St Edmund Hall, Oxford, he was made assistant keeper of the Bodleian Library, where he worked on cataloguing the books. As a nonjour he refused to take the oaths of allegiance to King George I, and so in early 1716 he was deprived of his librarianship. He turned down many professional and academic positions, including the Camden professorship of ancient history, rather than take the oaths. He did however remain in Oxford and spent his time editing the English chroniclers. Several volumes on shelves behind, some with etched tiles to spines. From a different plate to item 26283, with several differences of detail in the image. After P. Tillemans.
Alexander 377.
[Ref: 26284]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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Familia Regia ab Holbenio picta.
Familia Regia ab Holbenio picta.
Geo. Vertue del. & Sculp.
[n.d., c.1743.]
Engraving. Sheet: 485 x 540mm (19 x 21¼"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet with a vertical fold.
A group portrait of Henry VII and Henry VIII with their wives Elizabeth of York and Jane Seymour. The original Holbein painting was destroyed by fire in 1698, so this engraving is after a copy by van Leemput commissioned by Charles II in 1667.
[Ref: 43732]   £180.00   (£216.00 incl.VAT)
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K. Henry VIII.
K. Henry VIII.
Vertue sculp.
[n.d., c.1745.]
Stipple. Sheet: 165 x 90mm (6½ x 3½"). Trimmed and laid on album sheet.
A half-length portrait of Henry VIII (1491-1547) set within an oval with a decorative border. An illustration from Rapin and Tindall's 'History of England.'
[Ref: 43720]   £30.00   (£36.00 incl.VAT)
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The Reverend Mr Benjamin Hoadly B.D. Rector of St Peter Poor, London.
The Reverend Mr Benjamin Hoadly B.D. Rector of St Peter Poor, London.
G. Vertue Sculp.
[London, 1709.]
Engraving. 18th century watermark; 365 x 260mm (14½ x 10¼"). Small margins.
Portrait of Benjamin Hoadly (1676 - 1761) as a young man, prior to appointment as Bishop of Bangor in 1715, Salisbury in 1723 and finally Winchester in 1734. He was appointed Bishop of Bangor by George I on his succession, and became the king's chaplain at the same time. He repaid the largesse by speaking on behalf of the king in the 'Bangorian Controversy'; he argued that there was no Biblical justification for any church government, an attack on the bishops sitting in the House of Lords. His portrait was more famously painted by William Hogarth; Hoadly's son Benjamin helped Hogarth on his 'Analysis of Beauty', 1753.
Collector's stamp of Lawson Thompson (1837-1919) on verso (Lugt L1770); collection of portraits sold in two sales at Sothebys, 1920.
[Ref: 40545]   £280.00  
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Henry Howard Earle of Surrey.
Henry Howard Earle of Surrey. Ob.t 1546. [From an Original in Kensington Palace.]
Hans Holben pinxt G. Vertue del & Sculp 1747.
[n.d. c.1747.]
Etching and engraving. Stamped: Free Public Library. Wigan. 355 x 223mm (14 x 8¾"). Cut.
Portrait of the Earl of Surrey; half length, to the right, wearing cap and fur trimmed robes, a medal visible below fur; in oval frame with ornaments. On verso, trimmed portrait titled "Henricus Howardus Comes Surrlae &" with production details "Holbein pinxit. GVSculp". Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey (1517?-1547), courtier, soldier and poet at the court of Henry VIII. He was at one time suggested as a husband for Princess Mary (later Mary I). He introduced blank verse into England, and was responsible, along with Sir Thomas Wyatt, for bringing the sonnet form to this country from Italy. His personal vanity, ambition and powerful family connections led Henry VIII to regard him as a threat, and he was executed on a false charge of treason.
See NPG: D24240. Alexander: 910.
[Ref: 28998]   £80.00   (£96.00 incl.VAT)
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The Great Seale for the Lord High Admiral James Duke of York Brother of King Charles 2.d.
The Great Seale for the Lord High Admiral James Duke of York Brother of King Charles 2.d.
T. Simon G. Vertue del sculp.
[London: George Vertue, c.1753.]
Engraving, sheet 215 x 155mm (9 x 6"). Trimmed; tipped into album sheet.
The seal of James, duke of York (subsequently James II) designed by medallist and seal-engraver Thomas Simon (bap.1618-d.1665). Illustration to a volume of engravings (1753) made after Simon's designs, engraved and published by George Vertue. Following the execution of Charles I, Simon was appointed chief engraver, making many seals for public service during the interregnum. At the restoration he petitioned Charles II for the role of chief engraver but it was given to Thomas Rawlins, who had held the position under Charles I. Shortly after, however, he was given the office of one of the gravers of the king's arms, shields and stamps. Vertue was instructed by Parliament to produce this account of Simon's work, marking national recognition for his work at the mint.
See Alexander 978-1016 (individual plates not listed)
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To the Right Hon.ble the Lady Henrietta Cavendishe Holles Countess of Oxford & Countess Mortimer. This Design being made & executed by your Ladyship's Special Direction is now humbly presented by your Ladyships most Dutifull & Obedient Servant. J. Gibbs.
To the Right Hon.ble the Lady Henrietta Cavendishe Holles Countess of Oxford & Countess Mortimer. This Design being made & executed by your Ladyship's Special Direction is now humbly presented by your Ladyships most Dutifull & Obedient Servant. J. Gibbs. p.111.
Geo: Vertue sculp: 1725.
London. Printed for W. Innys and R. Mansy, at the West End of St Paul's; J. and P. Knapton in Ludgate-Street, and C. Hitch in Paternoster-Row. MDCCXXXIX. [1739.]
Engraving. Plate 533 x 292mm. 21 x 11½". Centre fold as published.
The monument to his Grace John Duke of Newcastle, in Westminster Abbey. John Holles, 1st Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne (1662-1711) married Lady Margaret Cavendish and had one child, Lady Henrietta Cavendish Holles (1694-1755) who instructed Gibbs to design this monument to her father. From "A Book of Architecture Containing Designs of Buildings and Ornaments. By James Gibbs".
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Benjaminus Johnson. Obijt Anno. Dom 1687. Aetat 63. Fronti nulla Fides huic non dicatur: Apelle A tanto Vates, en redivivus ades. Immortale duplez micat hic opus: Illius Arte Forma, tua a Penna Fama, perennis erit. E Pinacotheca Nobilissimi &
Benjaminus Johnson. Obijt Anno. Dom 1687. Aetat 63. Fronti nulla Fides huic non dicatur: Apelle A tanto Vates, en redivivus ades. Immortale duplez micat hic opus: Illius Arte Forma, tua a Penna Fama, perennis erit. E Pinacotheca Nobilissimi & & Honoratissimi Joannis Domini Sommers &c. Cui Tabulam hanc humillimè dicat.
Gerard Honthorst pinxit. Geo: Vertue, Londini Sculp.
Amico suo Mauritio Johnson I.C. Artium Amatori redicat 1730. G. Vertue.
Engraving. Plate 372 x 252mm. Sheet 451 x 330mm. Fine.
Benjamin Johnson (1572-1637) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets.
[Ref: 12633]   £140.00   (£168.00 incl.VAT)
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Benjaminus Johnson. Obijt Anno} Dom. 1637. aetat. 63. Fronti nulla Fides huic non dicatur: Apelle A tanto, Vates, èn redivivus ades. Immortale duplex micat hic opus: Illius Arte Forma, tuâ a Pennâ Fama, perennis erit.
Benjaminus Johnson. Obijt Anno} Dom. 1637. aetat. 63. Fronti nulla Fides huic non dicatur: Apelle A tanto, Vates, èn redivivus ades. Immortale duplex micat hic opus: Illius Arte Forma, tuâ a Pennâ Fama, perennis erit. E Pinacotheca Nobilissimi & Honoratissimi Joannis Domini Sommers &c. Cui Tabulam hanc humillimè dicat. Amico suo Mauritio Johnson I.C. Artium Amatori redicat 1730. G. Vertue.
Gerard Honthorst pinxit. Geo: Vertue, Londini Sculp.
[n.d. c.1730.]
Engraving. Mounted on an album page. Image 369 x 253mm. 14½ x 10". Trimmed and laid on sheet. Some glue staining to the corners.
Benjamin Johnson (1572-1637) was an English Renaissance dramatist, poet and actor. A contemporary of William Shakespeare, he is best known for his satirical plays, particularly Volpone, The Alchemist, and Bartholomew Fair, which are considered his best, and his lyric poems. A man of vast reading and a seemingly insatiable appetite for controversy, Jonson had an unparalleled breadth of influence on Jacobean and Caroline playwrights and poets.
From the Belton House Collection assembled in the 18th Century by the Rt. Hon. John Ld. Brownlow, Baron Charleville, & Viscount Tyrconnel in the Kingdom of Ireland. Ex: Collection of The Hon. C. Lenno
[Ref: 12917]   £290.00  
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