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Portrait of Sir Thomas Overbury

ca. 1615 (printed later)
18th century
267 x 194 mm (10.5 x 7.6 in.)

After Renold Elstrack, British (English), (before 1570–after 1630)

Object Type: print
Medium and Support: Engraving on wove paper, probably late 18th century or early 19th century
State: First of two states, undescribed copy after Elstrack’s first state
Edition: A late 18th- to early 19th-century impression after the portrait by Elstrack (DAC 1944.D1.224b). A reproduction of the first state in the British Museum supports Hind’s description that it differs from the second state only in the printseller’s identification, lower right; the first state copy differs in many details from the second state.
Marks: Signed in plate, lower center: “Renold Elstrack Sculpsit”
Bibliography: Hind 50 i/ii (vol. 2, pp. 186–88), plate 103a.
Credit Line: Gift of George W. Davison (BA Wesleyan 1892), 1944
Accession Number: 1944.D1.224a

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  • literature (writings)
  • male portraits
  • portraits - Representations of real individuals that are intended to capture a known or supposed likeness; for representations of fictional or mythological characters, use "figures (representations)." [March 1993 lead-in term added. April 1991 descriptor m

  • plate Dimensions: 267 x 194 mm (10.5 x 7.6 in.)

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