John Milton, Age 21

Engraver George Vertue British
Sitter John Milton British

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Shown aged twenty-one, the poet wears a ruff and is surrounded by an elaborate frame. Below, busts of Homer and Virgil sit over a poem by Dryden. Created as the frontispiece for a volume published by George Vertue in 1731, this is a 1747 reissue with the poem added. The image derives from an anonymous oil portrait now at the National Portrait Gallery, London.

John Milton, Age 21, George Vertue (British, London 1684–1756 London), Engraving

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