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Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1715 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 45

Physical description

Print, half-length portrait of a man, facing half left within an oval frame on a plinth; the sitter is wearing the cap and robes of a bishop.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


1715 (printed)


Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'1535 depulsus 1539 Martirio Coronatus A.D. 1555. G. Vertue Sculpsit.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc. and


Height: 24.8 cm cut, Width: 15.2 cm cut

Object history note

This print is a plate in Gilbert Burnet's History of the Reformation, 1715.

Descriptive line

Print, half-length portrait of Hugh Latimer, Bishop of Worcester, engraving by George Vertue, 1715.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

O'Donoghue, Freeman. British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1908-25.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.



Subjects depicted

Martyr; Bishop


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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