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The Writing Schoolemaster; or the Anatomie of faire writing

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1631 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Payne, John (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 35

Physical description

Print, facsimile of a title-page with a portrait, head and shoulders, of a man, facing slightly right, holding a pen in his right hand, within an oval cartouche with letters.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1631 (published)


Payne, John (engraver)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with title etc. and


Height: 13.3 cm cut, Width: 18.1 cm cut

Descriptive line

Print, facsimile of the title-page to The Writing Schoolemaster; or the Anatomie of faire writing by John Davies, engraving, possibly by John Payne, 1631.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.
O'Donoghue, Freeman. British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1908-25.
Corbett, Margery and Michael Norton. Engraving in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries: the Reign of Charles I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1952-64.



Subjects depicted

Cartouche; Pen; Poet


Portraits; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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