"King Henry VIII" Jacobus Houbraken (1698 - 1780)

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"King Henry VIII" Jacobus Houbraken (1698 - 1780)

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Jacobus Houbraken (1698 - 1780)
"King Henry VIII"
Steel engraving
14 1/2 x 9 inches
Signed in plate: J. Houbraken
1750

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Jacobus Houbraken is a famous dutch artist born Christmas day 1698 in Dordrecth later moving to Amsterdam. His father was Arnold Houbraken who was also an artist and biographer. Jacobus learned the art of engraving from his father as he was helping Arnold with his art historical work The Great Theatre of Dutch Painters (1718-1721). It was with this particular project he made portraits of all the big Dutch celebrities and then later doing the kings and queens. His work became quite famous through his collaboration with Thomas Birch and George Vertue while working on a project entitled Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain published (1743-1752) which this piece is from. 

This steel engraving of King Henry VIII is rare and in good condition. With a cut right margin and 2 inch tear off the right margin this piece once framed will never show the tear. The lines are nice and crisp and the work on paper is in fabulous condition with no foxing. Everything from the cherubs kissing to the elaborate dress Henry's wearing is stunning. The quality is second to none and it's quite obvious why Jacobus Houbraken is still well known for his works today.   

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