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Thomas Sydenham portrait engraving Houbraken

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Thomas Sydenham MD


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Original antique portrait print


Thomas Sydenham (1624-1689) was an English physician. He was the author of Observationes Medicae which became a standard textbook of medicine for two centuries so that he became known as 'The English Hippocrates'. 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. Some foxing spots in left hand margin.

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artist Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) after Peter Lely
method Copper-line engraving
date C1820
size 360mm by 230mm (platemark)
SKU PT8619