Thomas Carve Tipperariensis Notarius Apolstolicus anno ætatia suæ 70, et Christi 1660
M. Vlizmaÿr fecit.
|Main Creator:||Brand, John, artist.|
Portrait of Thomas Carve, (1590-1672?), chaplain to the British forces in Germany, notary apostolic at Vienna and historian; over half-length, to right, looking to front, holding book in right hand. Oval frame in rectangle with inscription.
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Text on verso: Wood's Athenæ oxonienses Vol. 1. p. 530 / "there was one Thomas Carve, who writes himself of Mobernan in the county of Tiperary in Ireland, a priest and a apostolic Notary, who in the year of his age 70. Dom. 1660. wrote a Book entit: "Lyra sive Ancephalæosis Hibernica, in qua de Exordis, sive origine, nomine moribus [r?]itibusque gentis Hibernicæ succinete tractatur, Sulsbaci 1666. 2d. [Edil?]. qu." But this Thomas Carve, who lived at Vienna in Germany in the Court of the Revd. Curats & Levites belonging to the Cath. Church of St. Stephen there in the year 1664 and after, is not to be understood (as some have done) to be the same with Thomas Carew, or anthing akin to George Carew beforementioned, or that he was beholden to pacata Hibernia, when he composed his Book, or to his MS. Collections, as I can yet perceive." Sulsbach is a town of Bavaria in Germany. Wood is speaking of George Carew, Earl of Tomess in Devon - author of Pacacta hibernia. Sir Wm. Musgrave thinks "Carve" is the foreign way of spelling "Carew". From the most rare original in the possession of Mr. Simco by John Brand at Northd House April 25-26th & 27th, 1792. [This?] from a History of Ireland in Latin, written by this person & printed at Sulzbaci, 1666. probably his n[ame] is "Thomas Carew".
Physical description: 1 drawing : pen & ink ; 14 x 9.7 cm..
Pen & ink copy attributed to John Brand after an original engraving by M. Vliemayr.