Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 8

Jacobus Houbraken
Hand-Colored Houbraken Portrait of "Henry, Prince of Wales, Son of James"

1738

$875

About

A hand-colored portrait of Henry Prince of Wales, Son of James, engraved and etched by the Dutch master of portraits Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) after a painting by Isaac Oliver (1565-1617), who was a painter in King James I's court after the death of Elizabeth I. It was included in Thomas Birch's (1705-1766) publication 'The Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain', which was published by I & P Knapton in London in 1738-1742. Henry Frederick (1594-1612), the Prince of Wales was the oldest son of King James VI and I and and his wife Anne of Denmark. He was the heir to the thrones on England and Scotland. However, he died of typhoid fever at the age of 18. Henry's armor, sword and spears adorn the area around his portrait. A jousting match is depicted beneath the portrait. The print is presented in an antiqued silver-colored wood frame with a dark grey outer mat and a gold-colored inner mat. Another Houbraken portrait from the same publication of Henry, Prince of Wales is available on 1stdibs (LU1173260156822) in an identical frame and mat. They would make an attractive display grouping. A discount is available for the purchase of both portraits. Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) was a Dutch engraver who devoted himself almost entirely to portraiture. He produced a published record of the lives of artists from the Dutch Golden Age. In many cases his portraits are the only likenesses left of these people. Houbraken He collaborated with the historian Thomas Birch and artist George Vertue, on the project entitled, "Heads of Illustrious Persons of Great Britain", published in parts in London from 1743 to 1752. From 1752 to 1759 he worked with the historian Jan Wagenaar (1709–1773) on his 21 part "Vaderlandsche Historie", published by Isaac Tirion in Amsterdam.

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $175 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Alamo, CA
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 7 days of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in Alamo, CA
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2011
1stDibs seller since 2019
108 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Sir Francis Drake
By Jacobus Houbraken
Located in Saint Augustine, FL
An original copper plate etching and engraving on heavy laid paper by Dutch artist Jacobus Houbraken (1698-1780) titled "Sir Francis Drake", 1742. Signed in the plate by Houbraken lo...
Category

1740s Old Masters Portrait Prints

Materials

Copper

Lady Stanhope, English mezzotint portrait after Sir Joshua Reynolds, c1780
By Joshua Reynolds
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
'The Honourable Lady Stanhope' Anne Hussey (Delaval), Lady Stanhope (died 1811) was the wife of Sir William Stanhope of Whig Park. James Watson (c1739-1790) was born in Ireland. H...
Category

Late 18th Century Naturalistic Portrait Prints

Materials

Mezzotint, Engraving, Etching

Galileo, portrait engraving by Pietro Bettelini after Domenico Passignano, c1795
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Galileo Galilei (1564- 1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include impro...
Category

18th Century Naturalistic Portrait Prints

Materials

Engraving

H'co-a-h'co-a-cotes-min - A Flat Head Warrior Native American portrait engraving
By George Catlin
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Copper-line engraving with original hand-colouring by John Harris after George Catlin (1796-1872), 1842. Depicts a native American Indian warrior 'Hee-ohks-te-kin, Rabbits Skin Legg...
Category

Mid-19th Century Naturalistic Portrait Prints

Materials

Engraving

Sir Lawrence Alma-Tadema, portrait etching by Paul Adolphe Rajon, 1883
By Paul-Adolphe Rajon
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Rajon began his career as a photographer while studying at Ecole des Beaux-Arts Paris. This original etching of Alma Tadema was etched by Rajon on one of his annual visits to London....
Category

Late 19th Century Naturalistic Portrait Prints

Materials

Etching

The Laughing Cavalier, etching by W Edwin Law after Frans Hals, c1925
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Etching by W Edwin Law after Frans Hals. Signed and titled in pencil by the etcher. 280mm by 220mm (platemark)
Category

Early 20th Century Naturalistic Portrait Prints

Materials

Etching

Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier, portrait etching by Charles Courtry, 1883
By Charles Courtry
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
Jean-Louis Ernest Meissonier (1815 - 1891) was a French Classicist painter and sculptor famous for his depictions of Napoleon, his armies and military themes. Charles Courtry was a...
Category

Late 19th Century Naturalistic Portrait Prints

Materials

Etching

Portrait of an Elderly Woman Praying at a Table Etching
By William Harry Warren Bicknell
Located in Houston, TX
Portrait of a woman praying at a table with food. In the corner a cat reaching up to see over the table. The etching is signed by the artist in the bottom in pencil. The etching is n...
Category

1910s Naturalistic Figurative Prints

Materials

Etching

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery