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Design for an Ornamental Cartouche: Engraved Portrait of Thomas Cromwell, Earl of Essex (1485?-1540)

Yale Center for British Art

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Sheet: 14 3/8 x 8 7/8 inches (36.5 x 22.5 cm), Inscribed in graphite, center left (withing vignette design):"Thos Cromwell [illegible?]" ; lower center (within vignette design): "original ornament as | designed by Houbraken"; in pen with gray ink, lower right, (outside of vignette): "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE"; [Shamed be he who thinks evil of it-translation]; in graphite, lower right of sheet: "49"; Verso: inscribed in pen with brown ink, uipper center: "Thos Cromwel Earl of Essex", Watermarks: Pro Patria
Accession number: B1977.14.4268
Medium: Gray wash with pen in gray, black and brown ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, white, wove paper
Dimensions: Sheet: 14 3/8 x 8 7/8 inches (36.5 x 22.5 cm)
Inscriptions: Inscribed in graphite, center left (withing vignette design):"Thos Cromwell [illegible?]" ; lower center (within vignette design): "original ornament as | designed by Houbraken"; in pen with gray ink, lower right, (outside of vignette): "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE"; [Shamed be he who thinks evil of it-translation]; in graphite, lower right of sheet: "49"; Verso: inscribed in pen with brown ink, uipper center: "Thos Cromwel Earl of Essex"|Watermarks: Pro Patria
Collection: Prints and Drawings