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william temple portrait engraving Houbraken

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Sir William Temple


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Original antique portrait print


Sir William Temple, 1st Baronet, (1628-1699) was an English statesman and essayist. 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 PT8621