|Published||Are to be Sold by Thomas Jenner at the white beare in Cornhill. Geo: Ferbearde ex [c.1621]|
|Dimensions||Image & Sheet 185 x 111 mm|
Title inscribed around oval, with inscription beneath reading: The right Honorabell Frauncis Manners / Earle of Rutland Baron Ross of Ham: / lake Belvoire and Trusbutt, and Knight / of the Honorable order of the Garter.
Francis Manners (1578–1632) was the sixth Earl of Rutland. After a brief imprisonment for his involvement in the Essex Rebellion of 1601, he became prominent at the court of James I. He lived at Belvoir Castle in Leicestershire. In 1618 three women, dubbed the 'Witches of Belvoir', were accused of the deaths of his two young sons.
Thomas Jenner (d.1673) was one of the main London print publishers and sellers; his active career spanned over half a century. His earliest publication, a portrait by Delaram, is dated 1618. He may have taken over the short-lived business of Maurice Blount. From 1621, he employed the portrait engraver Willem van de Passe, who was married to Elisabeth Jennerts, a probable relation. The portraits were entered into the Stationers' register on his behalf by George Fairbeard.
Collector's stamp on verso Lugt 1502a Félix Joubert.
Condition: Som creasing upper right