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Richard Elton

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1650 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Droeshout, John (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 9

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, half-length, facing half right, wearing armour, within an oval border with letters and military trophies.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1650 (published)


Droeshout, John (engraver)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'If Rome...Part/ WS Fecit John Droeshout Sculp Lon.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc., 8 lines of verse and


Height: 9.125 in cut, Width: 5.25 in cut

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Richard Elton, Govenor-General of Hull, engraved by John Droeshout, 1650.

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.
Hind, Arthur Mayger. Engraving in England in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. London: Cambridge University Press, 1952-5, 3 v.
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

Author; Officer; Armour; Trophies


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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