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Anthony Ashley Cooper Earl Shaftesbury portrait engraving Houbraken

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Anthony Ashley Cooper Earl of Shaftesbury


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Original antique portrait print


Anthony Ashley Cooper Earl of Shaftesbury (1621 –1683) was a prominent English politician during the Interregnum and during the reign of King Charles II. A founder of the Whig party, he is also remembered as the patron of John Locke. From Houbraken's series of portrait engravings set within elaborate cartouches titled 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain'. They were published by Knapton originally C1740, this impression is c1820. Jacobus Houbraken was a Dutch line engraver who is known best for this series of portraits.

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artist Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) after Peter Lely
method Copper-line engraving
date C1820
size 360mm by 230mm (platemark)
SKU PT8604