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    Jacobus Houbraken. Engraved Portrait of Sir Nicholas Bacon, Lord Keeper. London: I and P Knapton, 1738. 14" x 20". Tipped onto backing and matted. Toned. Dampstains at margins. Very good.

    Engraved by Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) for the series The Heads of the Illustrious Persons of Great Britain in collaboration with artist George Vertue, Issued by I and P Knapton, booksellers, between 1734 and 1752. This work, representing the most prominent figures in Britain's history, made Houbraken one of the preeminent engravers of his time. (1814 Alexander Chalmers The General Biographical Dictionary, Volume 18 pp. 215.)


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    January, 2014
    16th Thursday
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