Robert Loveday

Method Copper engraving
Artist William Faithorne
Published 1659
Dimensions Image 115 x 85 mm, Sheet 140 x 88 mm
Notes A bust portrait of the translator Robert Loveday set within an octagonal frame, with 'Lucidamant' and 'Pour Relever' engraved above and below, followed by six lines of verse, the four corners are embellished with illustrations. This portrait was used as the frontispiece to Loveday's ' 'Loveday's Letters Domesick and Forrein, To Several Persons, occasionally distributed in Subjects Philosophicall, Historicall & Moral' (London, 1659).

Robert Loveday (1620/21-1656) was an English Translator who translated La Calprenède's romance of 'Cleopatra,' published as 'Hymen's Præludia, or Love's Master-Piece'

William Faithorne (c. 1620-1691) was an English engraver and draughtsman. He apprenticed first to painter and printseller Robert Peake and later to engraver John Payne. Faithorne was imprisoned and then exiled as a royalist during the Civil Wars. By 1652 however, he had returned to London and able to establish his own print shop, thanks to his close links with the international print trade. 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 copper engraver to the king. One of his sons, also named William Faithorne, became a mezzotint engraver.

O'Donoghue 1. Second state, after alteration of 'Romanses' in last line of verses to 'Romances,' Fagan 88

Condition: Trimmed within the plate, tipped to album page.
Framing unmounted
Price £65.00
Stock ID 51305