|Published||[c. 1584] [but later impression]|
|Dimensions||Image vignette 78 x 55 mm, Sheet 124 x 101 mm|
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.
Condition: Sheet trimmed and tipped to album page. Some overall foxing.