By BANNERMAN, A[lexander]; [after Henrik HONDIUS I]; [after Jan SADELER], 1765
- Author: BANNERMAN, A[lexander]; [after Henrik HONDIUS I]; [after Jan SADELER]
- Publication place: [London
- Publisher: A. Murray
- Publication date: 1765].
- Physical description: Engraved portrait.
- Dimensions: 190 by 140mm. (7.5 by 5.5 inches).
- Inventory reference: 17787
Hoefnagel’s portrait, a bust in three-quarter perspective, was engraved by Jan Sadeler, of the eminent family of Flemish engravers, in 1592. In 1610, Hendrik Hondius I expanded Sadeler’s portrait to show Hoefnagel’s entire upper-body, his right hand on his hip and his left holding a cameo. Hondius’s portrait was copied in reverse by Scottish engraver Alexander Bannerman during the mid-eighteenth century for Horace Walpole’s ‘Anecdotes of Painters’, a multi-volume based on the extensive notes of the successful publisher, George Vertue.