Sir Francis Drake (1540?-96) privateer, Admiral and explorer

Jacobus Houbraken (1698 - 1780)

Coloured engraving

1743-1752
  • About the work
    Location
    Country: Panama
    City: Panama City
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Flemish engraver Jacobus Houbraken was born in Dordrecht; the son of engraver Arnold Houbraken (1660-1719). He engraved portraits after contemporary artists and Old Master painters. Houbraken produced plates for the third edition of ‘History of England’ (1743-47), written by army officer and historian Paul de Rapin (1661-1725), and for ‘The Heads of the Illustrious Persons of Great Britain’ (1743-52), written by historian and biographer Thomas Birch (1705-1766). For both publications the book illustrator and engraver Hubert-François Gravelot (1699-1773) produced the ornamental surrounds for Houbraken's portraits.
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    People
    Drake, Sir Francis
    Places
    Materials & Techniques
    engraving, coloured engraving
  • Details
    Title
    Sir Francis Drake (1540?-96) privateer, Admiral and explorer
    Date
    1743-1752
    Medium
    Coloured engraving
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Parker Gallery, July 1950
    GAC number
    1140