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Sir Kenelm Digby

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    England (printed)

  • Date:

    after 1665 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cross, Thomas the elder (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 7

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, head and shoulders, facing half right, in the background is a book-shelf.

Place of Origin

England (printed)


after 1665 (printed)


Cross, Thomas the elder (engraver)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Aged 62 Cross Sculpsit.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc. and


Height: 12.7 cm cut, Width: 7.9 cm cut

Object history note

This print was published as the frontispiece to Digby's his Choice and Experimented Receipts in Physick and Chirugery, translated by George Hartman, 1668 and to Closet of Sir Kenelm Digbie Knt. opened, 1669.

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Sir Kenelm Digby, engraving by Thomas Cross, after 1665.

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.
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.
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

Philosopher; Author


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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