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Charles Howard.  Earl of Nottingham.
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Charles Howard. Earl of Nottingham.

By Houbraken, Jacobus.

London:: J & P Knapton ,, 1739.. First printing. Fine. Fine original copperplate engraving by masterful portrait engraver Jacobus Houbraken, after a painting by Zucchero. Folio (14 x 20 inches), plate mark 9.25 x 15 inches. Complete with original biographical text. In the Collection of his Grace The Duke of Kent. This fine engraved portrait of Charles Howard, 1st Earl of Nottingham, admiral, statesman and cousin of Anne Boleyn, is surrounded in vignette by elements of relative and historic importance; an engraved scene of battleships at sea and a young sea creature with trident. Engraved by Houbraken for the series; The Heads of the Illustrious Persons of Great Britain. Collaborating with the historian Thomas Birch and artist George Vertue, Houbraken (Dutch 1698 -1780) engraved the nearly all portraits for this seminal work on Britain's prominent men, and women. The engraved plates, with accompanying biographical text, were issued in parts by J. & P. Knapton between 1734 and 1752. Jacobus Houbraken was the leading portrait engraver in eighteenth-century Holland. The son of the painter and art writer Arnold Houbraken, he settled in Amsterdam in 1707, and during his lifetime engraved nearly 400 portraits after paintings by contemporary Dutch painters. (1812 Chalmer’s Biography / H / Jacob Houbraken (1698–1780) [vol. 18, p. 215]) Archivally matted and framed.

$595.00

John Milton.
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John Milton.

By Houbraken, Jacobus.

London:: J & P Knapton ,, 1739.. First printing. Fine. A charming portrait of youthful John Milton. Fine original copperplate engraving by masterful portrait engraver Jacobus Houbraken, (Dutch 1698 -1780). Folio (14 x 20 inches), plate mark 9.25 x 15 inches. Complete with original biographical text. Engraved from portrait "In the Collection of the Right Honorable Arthur Onslow Esq. Speaker of the House of Commons." This fine engraved portrait of poet John Milton, surrounded in vignette by elements of relative and historic importance; a lyre, a serpent, a book, was engraved by Houbraken for the series; The Heads of the Illustrious Persons of Great Britain. Collaborating with the historian Thomas Birch and artist George Vertue, Houbraken engraved the nearly all portraits for this seminal work on Britain's prominent men, and women. The engraved plates, with accompanying biographical text, were issued in parts by J. & P. Knapton between 1734 and 1752. Jacobus Houbraken was the leading portrait engraver in eighteenth-century Holland. The son of the painter and art writer Arnold Houbraken, he settled in Amsterdam in 1707, and during his lifetime engraved nearly 400 portraits after paintings by contemporary Dutch painters. (1812 Chalmer’s Biography / H / Jacob Houbraken (1698–1780) [vol. 18, p. 215]) Archivally matted and framed.

$750.00

Frederick Duke of Schomberg.
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Frederick Duke of Schomberg.

By Houbraken, Jacobus.

London:: J & P Knapton ,, 1739.. First printing. Fine. Fine original copperplate engraving by masterful portrait engraver Jacobus Houbraken, after a painting by G. Kneller. Folio (14 x 20 inches), plate mark 9.25 x 15 inches. Complete with original biographical text. This fine engraved portrait of Frederick Duke of Schomberg, Commander in Chief against the Jacobite supporters of James II, is surrounded in vignette by elements of relative and historic importance; a battle scene and a sword, was engraved by Houbraken for the series:The Heads of the Illustrious Persons of Great Britain. Collaborating with the historian Thomas Birch and artist George Vertue, Houbraken (Dutch 1698 -1780) engraved the nearly all portraits for this seminal work on Britain's prominent men, and women. The engraved plates and accompanying biographical text was issued in parts by J. & P. Knapton between 1734 and 1752. Jacobus Houbraken was the leading portrait engraver in eighteenth-century Holland. The son of the painter and art writer Arnold Houbraken, he settled in Amsterdam in 1707, and during his lifetime engraved nearly 400 portraits after paintings by contemporary Dutch painters. (1812 Chalmer’s Biography / H / Jacob Houbraken (1698–1780) [vol. 18, p. 215]) Archivally matted and framed.

$595.00

Edward Seymour. Duke of Somerset.
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Edward Seymour. Duke of Somerset.

By Houbraken, Jacobus.

London:: J & P Knapton ,, 1741.. First printing. Fine. Fine original copperplate engraving by masterful portrait engraver Jacobus Houbraken, after a painting by Hans Holbein. Folio (14 x 20 inches), plate mark 9.25 x 15 inches. Complete with original biographical text. In the Collection of the Right Honorable The Earl of Hertford. This fine engraved portrait of Edward Seymour, the Duke of Somerset, brother to Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII is surrounded in vignette by elements of relative and historic importance; an engraved scene of appeal for pardoning and an ax, and was engraved by Houbraken for the series; The Heads of the Illustrious Persons of Great Britain. Collaborating with the historian Thomas Birch and artist George Vertue, Houbraken (Dutch 1698 -1780). engraved the nearly all portraits for this seminal work on Britain's prominent men, and women. The engraved plates, with accompanying biographical text, were issued in parts by J. & P. Knapton between 1734 and 1752. Jacobus Houbraken was the leading portrait engraver in eighteenth-century Holland. The son of the painter and art writer Arnold Houbraken, he settled in Amsterdam in 1707, and during his lifetime engraved nearly 400 portraits after paintings by contemporary Dutch painters. (1812 Chalmer’s Biography / H / Jacob Houbraken (1698–1780) [vol. 18, p. 215]) Archivally matted and framed.

$595.00