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title-page / print

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1896,1230.78

  • Description

    Title-page to John Featley, 'A Fountaine of Teares' (Amsterdam, John Crosse, 1646); title in centre, below which water and a portrait of the author wearing cap, bands and gown, and holding a book; above, a woman in tears, breasts bared, pouring tears onto two groups of people on her left and right; on the right, Time as a skeleton holding scythe and hourglass, and a soldier with arms and a drum; on the left, a woman holding an hourglass, and the sun and the moon; top left, a hand extending from a cloud with a jug, with the inscription, 'Put my teares into the Bottl'; top centre, the rays of the sun, with the inscription, 'I have seene the afflictions of my people Exo. 3.v.7'; top right, a book inscribed 'Are they not writte in thy Booke' and a sheet inscribed 'God shall wipe awai all Teares'; bottom left, harps hanging on branches, with the inscription, 'wee hung our harps upon ye willowes psal 137. v.2'.
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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1646 (c.)
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 120 millimetres (trimmed)
    • Width: 64 millimetres (trimmed)
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, inscriptions, 'Iohn Featley' on frame of portrait, and imprint
  • Curator's comments

    Cf. the later reversed copy by Van Hove, e.g. 1863,0214.499.

  • Bibliography

    • O'Donoghue 1908-25 2 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (BH/FF10/Portraits British CIV 2 P2)

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: A fountaine of teares
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1896

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1896,1230.78

Title-page to John Featley, 'A Fountaine of Teares' (Amsterdam, John Crosse, 1646); title in centre, below which water and a portrait of the author wearing cap, bands and gown, and holding a book; above, a woman in tears, breasts bared, pouring tears onto two groups of people on her left and right; on the right, Time as a skeleton holding scythe and hourglass, and a soldier with arms and a drum; on the left, a woman holding an hourglass, and the sun and the moon; top left, a hand extending from a cloud with a jug, with the inscription, 'Put my teares into the Bottl'; top centre, the rays of the sun, with the inscription, 'I have seene the afflictions of my people Exo. 3.v.7'; top right, a book inscribed 'Are they not writte in thy Booke' and a sheet inscribed 'God shall wipe awai all Teares'; bottom left, harps hanging on branches, with the inscription, 'wee hung our harps upon ye willowes psal 137. v.2'.  Engraving

Title-page to John Featley, 'A Fountaine of Teares' (Amsterdam, John Crosse, 1646); title in centre, below which water and a portrait of the author wearing cap, bands and gown, and holding a book; above, a woman in tears, breasts bared, pouring tears onto two groups of people on her left and right; on the right, Time as a skeleton holding scythe and hourglass, and a soldier with arms and a drum; on the left, a woman holding an hourglass, and the sun and the moon; top left, a hand extending from a cloud with a jug, with the inscription, 'Put my teares into the Bottl'; top centre, the rays of the sun, with the inscription, 'I have seene the afflictions of my people Exo. 3.v.7'; top right, a book inscribed 'Are they not writte in thy Booke' and a sheet inscribed 'God shall wipe awai all Teares'; bottom left, harps hanging on branches, with the inscription, 'wee hung our harps upon ye willowes psal 137. v.2'. Engraving

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