(17th century artist)

Henry Morse

mid 17th century

Line engraving

28.7 x 17.6 cm (plate size)

Henry Morse, whose life story was vividly told by Philip Caraman in ‘Priest of the Plague’ (1957), was one of the Forty Martyrs of England and Wales. 

Although hotheaded and prone to sudden outbursts of anger, Morse became known as someone who selflessly put his life in danger to help his fellow countrymen during the plague of 1633.

Other copies of this engraving are held by the National Portrait Gallery in London and the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel. 


Private collection of S.J. Robitsch, the librarian of the Dutch Senate and House of Representatives for 33 years.