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Kenelm Digby portrait engraving Houbraken

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Sir Kenelm Digby


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Original antique portrait print


Sir Kenelm Digby (1603 – 1665) was an English courtier and diplomat. He was also a highly reputed natural philosopher, and known as a leading Roman Catholic intellectual and Blackloist. 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 Anthony Van Dyke (1599-1641)
method Copper-line engraving
date C1820
size 360mm by 230mm (platemark)
SKU PT8624