Verua Effiges. Reverendi in Christo Patris Dni. Joh. Overall Episcopi Norwicensis.

Method Etching and engraving
Artist Wenceslaus Hollar
Published 1657, but 1668-1672
Dimensions Image 92 x 67 mm, Sheet 125 x 69 mm
Notes Portrait of John Overall, bust in an oval, which was an illustration to Anthony Sparrow's Rationale upon the Book of Common Prayer. With W. Hollar fec. 1657 inscribed lower right.

John Overall (1560-1619) Bishop of Norwich

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 1478 ii/iii, New Hollstein (Hollar) 1633. II, O'Donoghue 2

Condition: Trimmed within the plate, some light staining in corners.
Framing unmounted
Price £30.00
Stock ID 36500