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Renold Elstrack, 1570–1625(?)
Published by Henry Balaam, active 1612–1622

John Harington, second Baron Harington of Exton

Additional Title(s):

John Harington, 2nd Baron Harington of Exton

between 1610 and 1614
Materials & Techniques:
Line engraving on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Sheet: 8 3/8 x 6 5/16 inches (21.2 x 16 cm), Plate: 7 13/16 x 5 11/16 inches (19.8 x 14.5 cm), Image: 5 5/8 x 5 9/16 inches (14.3 x 14.1 cm)

Inscribed in black ink, on back, lower left: "ix"; in graphite, on back, lower right: "£[...] 4 (crossed out)"; in graphite, on mount, lower right: "Hind, II. p. 176, no. 27 I"; on sheet attached to mount, lower center: "Prince Henry writes 1609 to Sir John. "when you see me you will | find me your better at Tennis." (note from original mat)"

Collector's mark, verso: Edward Rose Tunno (Lugt 902)

Lettered in black ink, within image, upper right, in ribbon beneath shield: "NO : DO FIR MO"; within image, in frame surrounding portrait: "DOMINUS IOHANNES HARINGTONUS BARO DE EXTON . ÆTAT : 22."; within image, lower left: "Hen : Balaam excudit."; within image, lower right: "R: Elstrack Sculpsit."; lower center: "Religion, Learning, Language, Knowledge, Courage, Arts, Noble Parts, So Manie (at no More ag[...] | MARS, HERMES, PHOEBUS, & chast THESEUS Sonne; All mett; All made This PHOENIX HARINGTON | Rich Ornament, Rare Honor of our Clime, | Mirror of Nature, Miracle of Grace, | For all faire Pledges of a Hopefull Prime; | Beyond his Yeers, before his Rank & Race. | Heroik Pattern for all After-Tyme | To imitate, and for our Owne to trace : | Compleat in Parts of Bodie and of Minde; | Fixt in all Vertue, to no Vice inclin'd | An Humble Noble; an un-wavering Youth; | Un doubling Courtier; Undisparidg'd Knight | Fearing but God; loving but Good and Truth | Shuning but Hell; Seeking but Hea'vn, & Right | Seeming but what he was (o, word of Ruth;) | A Gratious Starr: Now fixt in Glorie Bright | O Happie Hee! So Happie be The Knot | Of Those deer Neerest to His Love and Lot"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art; Yale University Art Gallery Collection; Gift of John Hay Whitney
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cape | cartouche | coat of arms | costume | crest | doublet | embroidery | fur | lion | man | nobility | oval | portrait | rooster | ruff | shield
Associated People:
Harington, John, first Baron Harington of Exton (1539/40–1613), courtier and landowner
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