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Portrait of Roger Bacon

  • 1903
  • Etched by W. H. W. Bicknell, American. After Howard Pyle
  • Image: 14.125 x 22.625 in.
    Etching on wove paper
  • Not on display
  • Gift of Fisher Scientific International
  • Fisher Collection
  • FA 2000.001.216
  • No known copyright restrictions

Description

The portrait of Roger Bacon was part of a commission from the Bibliophile Society of Boston to illustrate The Bibliomaniac; or Book-Madness by Thomas Frognall Dibden. The prints were issued in 1903 in portfolio form owing to their popularity. In this print a contemplative Roger Bacon (c. 1214–1294) is seated on a bench in front of a fireplace dressed in a robe.

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Copyright, 1903, by The Bibliophile Society @ TL

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