Seller: lsilver3500 (407) 100%, Location: Plymouth Meeting, Pennsylvania, Ships to: US & many other countries, Item: 113132544435 For sale is an exceptional pair of Hand Colored Engravings of English Noblemen by Robert White (1645-1703). These engravings are after paintings by Peter Lely (1618-1680) portrait artist to the Court of Charles I. They measure 12 1/2" x 8 1/2", 20: x 16" framed. Both have been re-matted and re-framed using acid-free materials. There has also been some very minor professional paper restoration to the edges. Condition is excellent. Pictures 2 through 7 are of Robert Bruce, 2nd earl of Ailesbury. Pictures 8 through 11 are of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester. These pieces are Copper plate engravings that have been hand colored. Robert White was the leading portrait engraver of his time. He often produced engravings based on works by Peter Lely. The majority of his portraits engravings were made on commissions from publishers who used them as frontispieces for books. Condition: Very good condition. These engravings have been recently re-matted and re-framed using acid-free materials. Very minor professionally performed paper restoration to edges.