John Milton as a Boy

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Milton here wears a doublet and lace collar, costume in fashion when he was a boy. Based on a portrait from life, the engraving was published to illustrate a 1761 edition of John Toland's "Life of Milton" then reissued in Francis Blackburne's "Memoirs of Thomas Hollis" (1780).

John Milton as a Boy, Giovanni Battista Cipriani (Italian, Florence 1727–1785 Hammersmith (active London)), Etching

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