A group of four 17th & 18th century portrait engravings in 19th century Hogarth type frames (in two sizes)
'DANIEL KENRICUS MEDICUS' by engraved by R. White 1685-1700, with a hand written inscription at the bottom 'The original plate amongst the collection of J. Ivor', visible plate size 20cm x 15cm, framed size 25cm x 19cm.
'SHAKESPEARE' engraved by Georg Vertue, for the frontispiece of Alexander Pope's Collected Works of Shakespeare of 1725, after the original portrait miniature of Shakespeare in Edward Harley, 2nd Earl of Oxford's collection. The plate titled 'SHAKESPEARE, ob. an. 1616. Aetat. 53' visit plate size 20cm x 15cm, framed size 25cm x 19cm.
'Sr. Thomas Browne, Kt. M.D.' engraved by M.V. dr Guchs, late 17th/early 18th century. Visible plate size 17.25cm x 14cm, framed size 22cm x 18cm.
Sir Francis Bacon, late 17th/early 18th century, titled: 'Hono Francifeus Bacon. Baro de Verulam Vice County St. Albani, mortis 9 Aprilis A. 1626. Anno Etatis fuae 66. Visible plate size 17.25cm x 14cm, framed size 22cm x 18cm.
All have visible plate marks and do not appear to have been cut down although not inspected out of the frames. Shakespeare and Sr. Thomas Browne have some fading/discolouration to the paper, Francis Bacon has a visible vertical crease to the paper.
With a lifelong passion for the subject, Lisa has worked in the word of art and antiques for over 25 years. Sixteen of these were spent as a Director of an Auctioneers in London before moving to South West France with her husband Marc Allum to restore a rambling 17th Century Chateau, which they used as base to host art and antique holidays.
After returning to the UK in 2012, Hand of Glory was born, offering an eclectic mix of antiques, objects and.... in the words of John Tradescant; 'anything strang (sic)'
In addition to running Hand of Glory, Lisa also writes for various magazines.
Clients are welcome to view pieces, by appointment, at our premises in Chippenham, Wiltshire.