John Wight

Method Woodcut
Published [c. 1584] [but later impression]
Dimensions Image vignette 78 x 55 mm, Sheet 124 x 101 mm
Notes A half-length portrait of the printer John Wight in a cap and fur-trimmed robe. Inscription surrounding oval reads: Welcom. The. Wight: That Bringeth. Such. Light.

According to the British Museum the block was possibly originally cut for a 1584 edition of William Bourne's Regiment for the Sea. This impression was presumably printed for a later edition of Ames's Typographical Antiquitie.s

John Wight was a British printer active in the sixteenth-century. He worked at the Rose in St Paul's Churchyard, London.

O'Donoghue 2

Condition: Sheet trimmed and tipped to album page. Some overall foxing.
Framing unmounted
Price £40.00
Stock ID 33011