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Holbein portrait of Thomas Strange Knight. Bartolozzi engraving c1793

Holbein portrait of Thomas Strange Knight. Bartolozzi engraving c1793

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by Holbein, Hans

Holbein's portrait engraved by Bartolozzi. "Tho. Strange Knight", accompanied by biographical text page.

A fine example of Holbein's portraiture, this is a stipple engraving by Francesco Bartolozzi R.A. (1727-1815) who named himself "Historical Engraver to his Majesty George III". Bartolozzi was one of the finest of all engravers and perfected the art of stippled engraving. In 1768 Francesco Bartolozzi was a foundation member of the Royal Academy in London.

This fine portrait engraving was printed on tissue, laid on heavier paper for publication as “Imitations of Original Drawings by Hans Holbein, in the collection of His Majesty, for the portraits of illustrious persons of the court of Henry VIII” by Hans Holbein (the Younger) (1497-1543). Published in London circa 1796 by the Keeper of the King’s Drawings and Medals and Fellow of the Society of Artists, John Chamberlaine.

This page has been cropped to 45 x 35.5 cm (17.75 x 14 inches). Otherwise this page and engraved plate are in good condition. Engraved border measures 39.5 x 28.5 cm (15.5 x 11.25 inches). To plate mark measures 49.5 x 34 cm (19.5 x 13.5 inches). Engraved paper size is 50 x 36.5 cm (19.75 x 14.25 inches). 

Stock Number: apHolbein22Price: $220.00