For your consideration is an exceedingly rare c. 1675 cooper plate print / etching of Charles I of England by David Loggan with hand drawn red ink page accents, in fine original condition. This is an original cooper plate print c. 1675 by engraver, David Loggan.Print is in excellent condition with the exception of the top margin that does not detract from the printed material c. David Loggan (16341692) was an English baroque engraver, draughtsman and painter. He was baptized 27 August 1634 in Danzig, then a semi-autonomous city (granted by the Danzig law) within Polish Prussia (Prusy Królewskie) and a member of the Hanseatic League. His parents were English and Scottish, probably merchants or refugees. The young David first studied in Danzig under Willem Hondius, and later in Amsterdam under Crispijn van de Passe II. He moved to London in the late 1650s. There he produced various engravings, among them the title-page for the folio Book of Common Prayer (1662). In addition, he also did a number of miniature portraits as plumbago drawings. He married in 1663, and in 1665 they moved from London to Nuffield, Oxfordshire, to avoid the Great Plague epidemic. In 1669, Loggan was appointed'public sculptor' to the University of Oxford. Then he proceeded to draw and engrave all the Oxford colleges in bird's-eye views. His folio Oxonia illustrata was published in 1675. In 1675 Loggan was naturalised as an English citizen. That year he once again settled in London, living in Leicester Fields, where he let rooms to aristocratic patrons and acted as their agent in the acquisition of works of art.
From 1676 he was involved in preparing the new folio Cantabrigia illustrata, which was eventually published in 1690. In that year he was made engraver to Cambridge University.
Loggan was buried 1 August 1692 in London. Loggan's illustrated book on Oxford, Oxonia Illustrata, was a product of several years of dedicated efforts in which he was assisted by Robert White (16451704). His illustrated book on Cambridge, Cantabrigia illustrata sive, Omnium celeberrimæ istius universitatis collegiorum, aularum, bibliothecæ academicæ scholarum publicarum sacelli coll: regalis / nec non totius oppidi ichnographia. Contains a series of views of the university and its colleges, as well as of Eton college.
More than 100 of his portraits are held in the archives or on display of the National Portrait Gallery (London). The item "Rare Antique Print David Loggan King England Charles Etching Book Royal Britain" is in sale since Friday, August 28, 2020.This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "galleryoff5th" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.