|Dimensions||Image 69 x 52 mm, Sheet 84 x 63 mm|
Bust portrait of Edward Dering, turned to the left, but looking towards to the viewer. He wears armour and a large, lace collar with a loop and tassels, and his curled hair falls to his shoulders.
Sir Edward Dering, 1st Baronet (1598 - 1644) was an English politician and antiquary. Dering studied at Magdalene College, Cambridge, and after leaving, he devoted himself to the study and collection of manuscripts. In 1629, Dering acted as Member of Parliament for Hythe, and was also chosen to represent Kent in the Long Parliament.
Wenceslaus Hollar (1607-1677) left his native Prague in 1627. He spent several years travelling and working in Germany before his patron, the Earl of Arundel brought him to London in 1636. During the civil wars, Hollar fought on the Royalist side, after which he spent the years 1644-52 in Antwerp. Hollar's views of London form an important record of the city before the Great Fire of 1666. He was prolific and engraved a wide range of subjects, producing nearly 2,800 prints, numerous watercolours and many drawings.
O'Donoghue 3, Pennington 1293, New Hollstein 666
Condition: Trimmed within plate mark and tipped to album page. Some time toning to edges of sheet.