THE PORTRAIT OF JOHN MILTON AT PRINCETON AND ITS PLACE IN MILTON ICONOGRAPHY. John Rupert Martin.

THE PORTRAIT OF JOHN MILTON AT PRINCETON AND ITS PLACE IN MILTON ICONOGRAPHY.

(Milton, John).
  • Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Library, 1961.
  • 4to.
  • cloth, dust jacket
  • vi, 34 pages
  • ISBN: none

Price: $45.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 73886

Near fine in near fine jacket. Printed as the 9th in the series of occasional publications issued by the Princeton University Library under the sponsorship of the Friends of the Princeton Library. A presentation copy from the author and long-time professor at Princeton, Charles Osgood, to the bookseller and Samuel Johnson collector George Tweney, with his note and envelope loosely inserted. This study concerns an appealing pastel drawing of John Milton presented to the Princeton University Library by William H. Scheide. The portrait, attributed to William Faithorne, shows Milton, serene though sightless, as he appeared to his contemporaries a few years before his death. The author traces the history of the picture and establishes it as the archetype of a long sequence of likenesses, including other drawings, paintings, and engravings. Illustrated with a foldout full-size color reproduction of the Princeton portrait, 24 related black and white images from the British Museum, the Pierpont Morgan and Henry E. Huntington Libraries and the New York Public Library.