- Museum number
- Object: The portraicture of Sir Thomas Overbury Knight. Aetat.32
Sir Thomas Overbury, the poet, half-length seated at a table writing his epitaph on a sheet. c.1615
- Production date
Height: 268 millimetres
Width: 195 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Overbury was murdered in 1613, but the scandal only broke in 1615.
This print was issued as a black and white facsimile by the British Museum in 'Reproductions of Prints in the British Museum', New Series Part X (Additional Specimens of Line-engraving by the Earliest Masters Working in England (About 1580-1680)), Published by the Trustees in 1901, where it was number VII and described there as 'Renold Elstracke. Portrait of Sir Thomas Overbury.'; see 1902,0820.1.7 (Shelfmark 245*.b.24).
- Not on display
- Acquisition notes
- print laid down and verso invisible
- Prints and Drawings
- Registration number