New Search

View high resolution image

Image ID:
Call Number:
Vertue, George, 1684-1756.
Francis Cleyn senior pictor G. Vertue del.
[England, between 1720 and 1756?]
1 drawing : port. ; image 13 x 10.5 cm., on sheet 25 x 17.5 cm.
Signed in ink, lower right under image: G. Vertue del. | Inscription in ink, in 18th century hand, lower right: from an orig in Poses. Mr. Crawley at Hampsted, Hartforsh. An other orig. drawn in Poses. Mr. Rosse. | Inscription in ink, in 18th century hand, lower left: H. Famossmo Pittore Francesco Clein Miracolo dell Secolo. I molto esti mato dell. R. Carlo della grande Britagna. 1646. | Drawing that was later used for an engraving published in : Anecdotes of painting in England, with some account of the principal artists / by Mr. Horace Walpole. Strawberry Hill : Printed by Thomas Farmer, 1762, v. 2, p. 127.
Catalogue of Horace Walpole's library / by Allen T. Hazen. New Haven : Yale University Press, 1969, no. 3664
Drawing of Francis Cleyn, formerly Franz Klein.
Purchased by Horace Walpole from Vertue's widow. Sold to Evans at the Strawberry Hill sale, viii.122. Purchased by Wilmarth S. Lewis from Drake, December 1949.
  •  Cleyn, Franz, 1590?-1658 - Portraits.
  • Form / Genre:
  •  Artists - German - Portraits.
  • Ink drawings - British - 18th century.
  • Graphite drawings - British - 18th century.
  • Link to Orbis Record:
    View record in ORBIS
    Rights statement:
    These images are provided for study purposes only.
    For publication or other use of images from the Library's collection, please contact the Lewis Walpole Library at
    Further details on the Library's photoduplication policy are available at
    The electronic records for some of the objects in the LWL Digital Collections were created from documentation that has not in all cases been reviewed for accuracy or completeness nor does it necessarily reflect current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records, however, is ongoing, and the Library welcomes your comments as it continues to enhance these records. Please also note that not all of the Library's collection is presently searchable online, but the Library has an active program that continues to add new records to the Digital Collections on a regular basis.

    If you have comments or questions regarding the LWL Digital Collection or the about the Library's collections in general, please write to The Lewis Walpole Library.