by Samuel Woodburn, after Remigius Hogenberg, possibly after Richard Lyne
etching, early 19th century
4 1/2 in. x 3 1/2 in. (115 mm x 90 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- Matthew Parker (1504-1575), Archbishop of Canterbury. Sitter associated with 34 portraits.
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