Early 18th Century Portrait of Alexander Pope
Portrait of Alexander Pope
ink and wash on laid paper, showing the poet and classicist in profile and with an inscription in Greek from Lucian of Samosata"s "The Dream" or "The Vision" - "That is he" - the full quotation it alludes to is "If you travel, even in foreign countries, you shall not live unknown or inglorious; for I will render you so illustrious that whomsoever beholds you shall point you out to his neighbour and say 'that is he"'
English. Circa: 1730
Height: 14cm / 5.5"
Width: 9cm / 3.5"
(dimensions are of the drawing which is laid down on to a larger piece of paper)