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title-page / print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1896,1230.127

  • Description

    Engraved title-page to Richard Brathwaite, 'A Survey of History, Or, A Nursery for Gentry' (London, Jasper Emery, 1638); architectural façade mounted by two obelisks; top centre, extending from a cloud, a hand holding a pen writes the title along the cornice; portrait of the author, half-length in an oval, in the centre; along left and right, figures representing ancient historians; Herodotus, with tents and soldiers in the background; Livy, holding a fasces, and with a gallows in the background; Thucydides, observing a shipwreck; and Tacitus, holding a palm leaf before a city; bottom left, a panel depicting a landscape with horse, deer, goat, and camel; bottom right, a panel depicting a river with various sea creatures.
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1638
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 159 millimetres
    • Width: 121 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, imprint details, inscriptions, and 'Will: Marshall sculpsit.'
  • Bibliography

    • Hind 1952-64 III.145.144 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: A Survey of History, or, A Nursery for Gentry
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1896

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1896,1230.127

Engraved title-page to Richard Brathwaite, 'A Survey of History, Or, A Nursery for Gentry' (London, Jasper Emery, 1638); architectural facade mounted by two obelisks; top centre, extending from a cloud, a hand holding a pen writes the title along the cornice; portrait of the author, HL in an oval, in the centre; along left and right, figures representing ancient historians; Herodotus, with tents and soldiers in the background; Livy, holding a fasces, and with a gallows in the background; Thucydides, observing a shipwreck; and Tacitus, holding a palm leaf before a city; bottom left, a panel depicting a landscape with horse, deer, goat, and camel; bottom right, a panel depicting a river with various sea creatures.  Engraving

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Engraved title-page to Richard Brathwaite, 'A Survey of History, Or, A Nursery for Gentry' (London, Jasper Emery, 1638); architectural facade mounted by two obelisks; top centre, extending from a cloud, a hand holding a pen writes the title along the cornice; portrait of the author, HL in an oval, in the centre; along left and right, figures representing ancient historians; Herodotus, with tents and soldiers in the background; Livy, holding a fasces, and with a gallows in the background; Thucydides, observing a shipwreck; and Tacitus, holding a palm leaf before a city; bottom left, a panel depicting a landscape with horse, deer, goat, and camel; bottom right, a panel depicting a river with various sea creatures. Engraving

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