AN ORIGINAL 18th CENTURY ANTIQUE COPPER ENGRAVING BY
(1660 - 1725),
AFTER A PORTRAIT BY ENGLISH PAINTER
JOHN PYM, PURITAN PARLIAMENTARIAN
(1584 – 1643).
JOHN PYM, BORN IN SOMERSET, BECAME A COMMITTED PURITAN BEFORE
ENTERING PARLIAMENT. HE EMERGED AS ONE
OF THE LEADING OPPONENTS OF KING CHARLES I, DEFENDING THE RIGHTS AND POWERS OF
PARLIAMENT AND ATTACKING ROYAL ADVISORS SUCH AS THE EARL OF STRAFFORD AND
PYM HELPED TO FINANCE THE PARLIAMENTARY WAR EFFORT WHEN THE
FIRST ENGLISH CIVIL WAR BROKE OUT IN 1642 – BUT DID NOT LIVE TO SEE THE
ROYALISTS’ DEFEAT. HE DIED, PROBABLY
FROM CANCER, IN 1643.
This engraving was used in the 1740 edition
of ‘History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England’ by Edward Hyde (1609 –
1674), who served King Charles I (1600 – 1649) as Secretary of State for
Foreign Affairs. Hyde was raised to the
peerage as 1st Earl of Clarendon in 1661, following the Restoration
of the Stuart monarchy in 1660.
The engraver, Michael Vandergucht, worked
from a likeness of John Pym painted by London’s Edward Bower (active 1635 –
1667), who is best known for his portraits of Charles I at his trial.
This listing is for an original antique engraving – not
for a modern print or facsimile.
the images illustrating this listing are of the actual item for sale and are derived
from our own professional-quality scans or photographs. We aim to show both sides of all unframed /
unmounted engravings and other artworks on paper, and to include any tears,
creasing, foxing or other defects affecting the artwork itself, its margins or
borders, and the edges of the sheet. We
take all signs of age and of use into consideration when grading each item
according to the criteria detailed under CONDITION (below).
written descriptions, we also strive to include accurate historical information
regarding artists, engravers, publications and publishers.
SIZE AND CONDITION
Approximate size of engraving (printed area): 6” x 3.9” / 167mm x 97mm
Approximate size of paper: 8.5” x 5” / 216mm x 130mm
CONDITION: VERY GOOD
We grade antique and vintage artworks in one or more of the
following four categories:
EXCELLENT: no rips, folds, creasing,
foxing (age-related spotting and browning often found on antique and vintage paper,
card and board), or other major defects.
VERY GOOD: minor foxing / spotting
confined to the margins of the artwork or edges of the sheet.
GOOD: more general foxing, not
limited to the margins or edges of the artwork / sheet.
FAIR: considerable foxing or
another major defect such as a significant tear or crease.
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STATES & CANADA
LITTLE AS £4.75 GBP.
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