Henrici Mori Cantabrigiensis...

Method Copper engraving and etching
Artist William Faithorne
Published c. 1675
Dimensions Image 268 x 177 mm, Sheet 310 x 185 mm
Notes Lettered below image with title, scriptural quotations, and motto.
Signed in the plate.

Portrait of Henry More, aged 61, three-quarter length, sitting by a tree, wearing bands, holding hat and glove, walking-stick by his side; landscape in the background with an angler by a river; used as frontispiece to More's 'Opera theologica' (London, 1675).

Henry More (1614 - 1687). Platonist and theologian.

William Faithorne (c. 1620-1691) was an Engraver and draughtsman. He apprenticed first to printseller Robert Peake and then to engraver John Payne, Faithorne was captured during the civil wars, imprisoned, and exiled as a royalist. By 1652, Faithorne had returned to London. His close links with the international print trade enabled him to establish his own print shop. In addition to selling prints, he continued to work as a printer and engraver, and published The Art of Graving and Etching in 1662. On the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, Faithorne was appointed engraver in copper to the king. One of his sons, also named William Faithorne, was a mezzotint engraver

O'Donoghue 1, Fagan 36 II

Condition: Trimmed within the plate, laid to album page.
Framing unmounted
Price £200.00
Stock ID 30885