by Francis Delaram, published by William Peake, after Unknown artist Click on the links below to find out more
line engraving, circa 1617-1618; published circa 1626-1639
7 1/4 in. x 4 5/8 in. (185 mm x 118 mm) plate size; 7 1/2 in. x 4 7/8 in. (192 mm x 124 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
- Robert Abbot (1560-1617), Bishop of Salisbury. Sitter in 14 portraits.
- Francis Delaram (1590-1627). Artist associated with 57 portraits.
- William Peake (circa 1580-1639), Painter, freeman of the Goldsmiths' Company and publisher. Artist associated with 11 portraits.
- Unknown artist. Artist associated with 6408 portraits.
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