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Print attributed to Renold Elstrack, 1570–1625(?), British
Published by Compton Holland, active 1616–d.1621, British

Richard III

Part Of:

Collective Title: Baziliologia, a Booke of Kings

Collective Title: The Historie and Lives of the Kings of England

1618 or 1628
Line engraving on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
6 13/16 × 4 7/16 inches (17.3 × 11.3 cm) and 6 11/16 × 4 5/16 inches (17 × 10.9 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower left: "Renold Elstracke, attributed to | H; 001.2, 0.1299, no. 18 | pl. 60 (c) I | Martin 1628"

Lettered in black ink, within image, upper left, in coat of arms: "HONI · SOIT · QUI · MAL · Y · PENSE"; within image, in frame surrounding portrait: "RICHARDUS TERRUS ANGLIÆ ET FRANCIÆ REX/ DOMINUS HYBERNIÆ. erc."; lower center: "The portrait of RICHARD the 3, King of England, and Fraunce, | Lord of Ireland. He was Slaine at Bosworth feild, the 22th. of August. | 1486. and homelye buried at the Graye friers Church in Leicester, when he | had usurped 2 yeares 2 monthes and one day | Are to be sold by Compton Holland over against the Exchange"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of John Hay Whitney, Yale BA 1926, Yale MA (HON.) 1956, transfer from the Yale University Library and the Yale University Art Gallery
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
broken | cartouche | coat of arms | costume | crest | crowns | ermine | flowers (motifs) | illustration | jewels | king (person) | orb | oval | portrait | robe | royalty | scepter
Associated People:
Richard III (1452–1485), king of England and lord of Ireland
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