Ducalis Habitus Principis Veneti, Græci (olim) Imperij Protospatris. etc. [Doge of Venice]

Method Copper engraving
Artist Robert Vaughan
Published [n.d. 1651]
Dimensions Image 217 x 129 mm, Sheet 222 x 132 mm
Notes Portrait of the doge of Venice, set with an oval, wearing corno and cape, and holding a scroll in his right hand. The lion of St. Mark features above, incorporated into an elaborate and decorative border.
A first state impression with no imprint, 'Sould by P: Sten' preceding 'Ro: Vaughan sculp:' below the image, published in James Howell's 'S.P.Q.V. A survey of the signorie of Venice' (London, 1651).

At the time this print was published the sitting Doge of Venice was Francesco Molin (1575 – 1655).

Robert Vaughan (c. 1600 - c. 1663) was a British engraver of Welsh origins, and was active in London from 1622. Vaughan was a Royalist in the Civil War, and in 1651, he was indicted for engraving a portrait of Charles II. He was later acquitted due to a technicality as it could not be proven that the print had ever been distributed.

Hind 3.79, Globe/Stent 547 i/iii

Condition: Good clean impression. Grangerised to album page.
Framing unmounted
Price £100.00
Stock ID 51307