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Johannes Tillotson, S. S.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (printed)

  • Date:

    late 17th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Blooteling, Abraham, born 1640 - died 1690 (engraver)
    Lely, Peter (Sir), born 1618 - died 1680 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 5

Physical description

Print, portrait of a man, head and shoulders, facing half right, within a decorative oval border, on a plinth.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (printed)


late 17th century (printed)


Blooteling, Abraham, born 1640 - died 1690 (engraver)
Lely, Peter (Sir), born 1618 - died 1680 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Johannes Tillotson, S. S. Theologiae Professor, Regiae Maiestati a Sacris. Decanis Cantuariensis. P. Lely Pinxit. A. Blooteling. Sculp. et ex.'
Lettered on the plinth


Height: 34.6 cm, Width: 25.4 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of John Tillotson, when Dean of Canterbury, engraving by Abraham Blooteling after Peter Lely, late 17th century.

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.
Le Blanc, Charles. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes. Paris. É Bouillon, 1854-1908.
Wessely, J. E. Abraham Blooteling. Leipzig: Weigel, 1867.
Hollstein, F. W. H. Dutch and Flemish Etchings, Engravings and Woodcuts ca. 1450-1700. Amsterdam: M. Hertzberger, 1949.
Beckett, R. B. Lely. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1951. viii, 70 p. ill.



Subjects depicted

Archbishop; Dean


Portraits; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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