The Greenwich Portrait of Sir Francis Drake

By Geoffrey Callender, published November 1932

Abstract

 

The author analyses the images of Drake which have reached us, and remembers that many people consider him as shown in several engravings of the seventeenth and eighteen centuries, whose original was made by the Dutch Hondius in the 16th century with a plate which fell into the hands of George Vertue. Reference is made to Drake’s oil portrait from his home in Buckland Abbey, dated 1594, a copy of which has been held in the Mayor’s Parlour, Plymouth, since 1616. Authorship of these paintings is discussed, as is that of the Greenwich portrait of 1591.

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Filed under: Francis Drake | Other (Early Modern) | Other (location)
Subjects include: Art & Music | Biography

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