Thomas Cecil (engraver)

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Archibald Armstrong engraved by Thomas Cecil.

Thomas Cecil (fl. 1626 – 1640) was an English engraver who worked entirely with the graver, and whose work flourished about 1630.[1]


His engravings are finely executed, among them the first edition of Thomas Heywood's 1635 Hierarchie of the Bleesed Angels[2] and Thomas Kedermister of Langley, dated 1628,[3] he was working in London from 1627 to 1635. The portrait of Henry VIII prefixed to some copies of the first edition of Lord Herbert of Cherbury's History of Henry is by Cecil, his portraits are often from his own drawings.[4]


  1. ^ Slater, Herbert J. (2009). Engravings and Their Value: A Guide for the Print Collector. Echo Library. p. 249. ISBN 1848301928.
  2. ^ Lowndes, William Thomas (1834). The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature: Containing an Account of Rare, Curious, and Useful Books, Published in Or Relating to Great Britain and Ireland, from the Invention of Printing; with Bibliographical and Critical Notices, Collations of the Rarer Articles, and the Prices at which They Have Been Sold in the Present Century. W. Pickering. p. 926.
  3. ^ Strutt, Joseph (1785). A Biographical Dictionary: Containing an Historical Account of All the Engravers, from the Earliest Period of the Art of Engraving to the Present Time; and a Short List of Their Most Esteemed Works. ... With Several Curious Specimens of the Performances of the Most Ancient Artists. Robert Faulder. p. 189.
  4. ^ "Cecil, Thomas (fl.1630)" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

 This article incorporates text from a publication now in the public domain"Cecil, Thomas (fl.1630)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.

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