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Franciscus Draeck

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Netherlands (possibly, printed)
    England (possibly, printed)

  • Date:

    late 16th century-early 17th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Elstrack, Renold (engraver)
    Hondius, Jodocus The Elder (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 11, box A

Physical description

Half-length portrait, to left, resting right hand on helmet and holding a truncheon in left; window on the left, in which hangs a globe; a landscape beyond; arms and crest on right; inscription below in four Latin lines addressed to the reader; name of sitter above.

Place of Origin

Netherlands (possibly, printed)
England (possibly, printed)


late 16th century-early 17th century (printed)


Elstrack, Renold (engraver)
Hondius, Jodocus The Elder (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Franciscus Draeck Nobilissimus Eques Angliae Ano Aet Sue 43'

'Habes lector candide fortiss, ac inuictiss Ducis Draeck ad vivium imaginem qui tot tercarum orbe, duorum annorum, et mensium decem spatio, zephiris faven tibus circumducto, Angliam sedes proprias, 4. Cal Octobr, anno a partu Virgi nis 1580 reuisit cum antea portu soluisset. Decem: anni. 1577.'
With Latin inscription below


Height: 74.8 cm mount, Width: 54.6 cm mount

Descriptive line

Half-length portrait of Sir Francis Drake. Engraving, possibly by Renold Elstrack or Jodocus Hondius, late 16th-early 17th century.





Subjects depicted

Captain; Truncheon; Coat of arms; Explorer; Globe; Helmet


Portraits; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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