by Hendrik Hondius (Hond), after Adrian Vanson (van Son)
line engraving, 1602
6 3/4 in. x 4 3/4 in. (170 mm x 121 mm) plate size; 7 3/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (186 mm x 137 mm) paper size
Purchased with help from the Friends of the National Libraries and the Pilgrim Trust, 1966
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- John Knox (circa 1514-1572), Scottish reformer and historian. Sitter associated with 35 portraits.
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