Tumulus Praenob: Francisci Baronis Vervlam, Vicecomitisq, S, Alban In Cancello Ecclesia S, Mich: apud S. Albanum

Method Etching
Artist Wenceslaus Hollar
Published W. Hollar fecit 1670
Dimensions Image 276 x 145, Plate 281 x 147 mm
Notes A print of the tomb of Francis Bacon, with effegy of Bacon seated, wear in a hat, ruff, and long robes, within a stone arch.

Francis Bacon, Viscount St Alban (1561-1626), Philosopher; Lord Chancellor A lawyer, philosopher, essayist and scientist, Bacon was one of the great intellectual figures of Jacobean England. He was appointed Lord Chancellor in 1618, but was impeached for bribery three years later and confessed to 'corruption' and 'neglect'. He spent the rest of his life in retirement, to devote himself to scientific research, which has led him to be regarded as the father of experimental science in this country. He published Essays (1597), the Advancement of Learning (1605), the Novum Organum (1620) and many other works.

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.

Pennington 2243 iv/v, New Hollstein (Hollar) 2140

Condition: Trimmed within the plate, old writting in ink in lower margin not affecting the image. Tipped to an album page.
Framing unmounted
Price £60.00
Stock ID 36499