After Holbein (1497-1543) Mezzotint of “Erasmus” (1466–1536) 1758

After Holbein (1497-1543) Mezzotint of “Erasmus” (1466–1536) 1758

Code: 11098


H: 30.3cm (11.9")W: 25cm (9.8")


“Desiderius Erasmus of Rotterdam” (1466–1536)
After Hans Holbein the Younger (1497-1543)
Engraved by Richard Houston (c1721-1775)
Published 1758

30.3 cm x 25 cm (Framed)

Portrait of Erasmus, half-length turned to right, wearing a fur-trimmed coat and cap lettered beneath "[Holbei]n pinxit", Houst[on] fecit" (obscured by the frame) and with the title "Desiderius Erasmus". This image appeared as to the "Life of Erasmus" (1758) by the clergyman and church historian John Jortin (1698-1770).

A characterful engraving of Erasmus, one of the greatest scholars of the Northern Renaissance, after his famous 1520's portrait by Hans Holbein the Younger.