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Sr. Walter Ralegh

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1739 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Houbraken, Jacobus, born 1698 - died 1780 (engraver)
    John & Paul Knapton (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.357B-1892

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case V, shelf 6, box D

Physical description

Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh within a decorative frame. Below the frame, a nude child rests on a globe of the earth as he writes in a book; he kneels on an anchor and there is an axe, and what appears to be, the head of a bearded man nearby.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1739 (published)

Artist/maker

Houbraken, Jacobus, born 1698 - died 1780 (engraver)
John & Paul Knapton (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Sr. WALTER RALEGH'
Title on banner above portrait.

'In the Possession of Peter Burrel Esqr. / J. Houbraken sculpsit Amst / Impenfis J. & P. Knapton Londini 1739'
Printed below image

Descriptive line

Portrait of Sir Walter Raleigh within a decorative frame. Engraving by Jacobus Houbraken, 1739.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving; Printing

Subjects depicted

Axe; Feather; Book; Globe; Frame; Anchor; Child; Hat; Man

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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