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D. Kenelmvs Digbi Eqves

  • Engraved by Robert van Vorst, English. After a painting by Anthony van Dyck
  • Paper: 11.75 x 9 in.
    Engraving on laid paper
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.036
  • No known copyright restrictions

Description

An engraving of Sir Kenelm Digby (1603–1665), an English physicist, diplomat, philosopher, and naval commander. On his left is a broken armillary sphere and a quotation from Horace, IMPAVIDVM FERIENT, seen below.

Inscription

avratvs apvd Carolv rege magnae britaniae
R.v. Vorst Sculp.
Ant. van Dyck pinxit.
Cum privilegio.

"Impavidvm ferient." in the image, lower right

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