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

John Harington, second Baron Harington of Exton

Additional Title(s):

John Harington, 2nd Baron Harington of Exton

between 1610 and 1614
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), and 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 stamp of E. Rose Tunno, in black ink, on back, center

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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