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Henry Howard Earl Surrey portrait engraving Houbraken

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Henry Howard Earl of Surrey


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Original antique portrait print


Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, KG, was an English aristocrat, and one of the founders of English Renaissance poetry. 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.Very light foxing visible on the reverse of the sheet.

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artist Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780)
method Copper-line engraving
date C1820
size 360mm by 230mm (platemark)
SKU PT8608