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Sir Francis Drake

  • Object:

    Print

  • Date:

    ca. 1746 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Houbraken, Jacobus, born 1698 - died 1780 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Copperplate engraving print

  • Museum number:

    E.356B-1892

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case EDUC, shelf 9, box D

Physical description

'Sir Francis Drake'. Portrait of Sir Francis Drake in a decorative frame surrounded by objects including; a trident, a mast, cannons, an anchor and topped with a crown (the design of which is reminiscent of ships' sterns). Below the frame 'Sr FRANCIS DRAKE' is lettered on a banner. Below this is a smaller ovoid frame in which a sea battle is depicted, most probably that of the English fleet against the Spanish Armada in 1588. Copperplate engraving print.
See the plate from which this print was taken, E.356A-1892.

Date

ca. 1746 (printed)

Artist/maker

Houbraken, Jacobus, born 1698 - died 1780 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Copperplate engraving print

Marks and inscriptions

J: Houbraken Sculp Amst.
Below lower-right corner of image.

Sr FRANCIS DRAKE
On a banner below the framed portrait.

Dimensions

Height: 37.1 cm, Width: 23.8 cm

Descriptive line

Engraving. Jacobus Houbraken. Portrait of Sir Francis Drake, ca. 1746.

Production Note

See the plate from which this print was taken, E.356A-1892.

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Flag; Anchor; Leaf; Trident; Ruff; Man; Moldings; Portrait; Medallions (ornament areas); Cannon; Globe; Acanthus; Banner

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Printmaking techniques

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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