11 of 17 portraits of Richard Hooker
by William Faithorne
line engraving, published 1662 or after
10 1/8 in. x 6 1/4 in. (257 mm x 160 mm) plate size;12 1/8 in. x 7 1/1 in. (308 mm x 202 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
Sitterback to top
- Richard Hooker (1554-1600), Theologian and philosopher. Sitter associated with 17 portraits.
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- William Faithorne (circa 1620-1691), Engraver and draughtsman. Artist associated with 720 portraits, Sitter associated with 4 portraits.
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