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

    Interpretation about this artwork is under review

  • About the artist
    Jacobus Houbraken was born in Dordrecht, the son of Dutch artist and art historian Arnold Houbraken. Jacobus studied under his father, before making his name engraving portraits after both Old Master and contemporary artists, producing works for several countries. He engraved the plates for the third edition of Paul de Rapin’s ‘History of England’ (1743–47) and also for Thomas Birch’s ‘The Heads of Illustrious Lives and Characters of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain’ (1743–52). Hubert-François Gravelot produced the ornamental designs for both works. Houbraken’s pupils included Dutch printmaker and draftsman, Pierre Tanje. Houbraken died in Amsterdam at about the age of 82.
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    People
    Drake, Sir Francis
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    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