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The right learned Divine William Whitaker of Trinitie Colledge in Cambridge

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1620 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Payne, John (engraver)
    Holland, Compton (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.3171-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 2, box B

Physical description

Print, half-length portrait of a man, facing slightly right and holding a book in his right hand. The portrait is in an oval cartouche with letters and books.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1620 (published)

Artist/maker

Payne, John (engraver)
Holland, Compton (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Obijt Aet: 47 The right learned Divine William Whitaker of Trinitie Colledge in Cambridge, and master of St. John Colledge their: He wrot many learned Bookes against (these English Priests), Stapleton, Sanders, Reignolds, & Campian: as also against their great Arch-Jesuit Robert Bellarmin; he lived godly, was painfull in preaching, and died peaceably. 1595 / Are [to be] sould be Compton Holland over against the Exchange John Payne sculp: Lond: 16[20].'
Lettered with name of sitter etc.

Dimensions

Height: 17.8 cm cut, Width: 12.4 cm cut

Object history note

The original portrait is at St. John's College, Cambridge.

Descriptive line

Print, half-length portrait of William Whitaker, engraving by John Payne after an unknown artist, 1620.

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.

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Theologian; Cartouche

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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