1876 Steel Engraving William Seymour Marquis Hertford Royalist English XEOA9


This is an original 1876 black and white steel engraving that depicts William Seymour, the Marquis of Hertford, a staunch Royalist and commander during the English Civil War. He was a distant descendant of Mary Tudor, and it was partly because of this controversial family lineage that he spent time in the Tower of London, making him the fourth of five generations of Seymours to do so.


This 135+ year old Item is rated Very Fine +++. Light aging throughout. Light wrinkling. No natural defects. No surface rub. No tears. No water damage.

  • Product Type: Original Steel Engraving; Black / White
  • Grade: Very Fine +++
  • Dimensions: Approximately 3.5 x 5.25 inches; 9 x 13 cm
  • Authentication: Serial-Numbered Certificate of Authenticity w/ Full Provenance
  • Protection: Packaged in a custom archival sleeve with an acid-free black board (great for display, gift-giving, and preservation)

Period Paper is thrilled to offer a collection of steel engraved portraits that provides a fascinating look at the English nobility of the 17th century. During this turbulent time, the British Isles were torn apart by two sets of divided factions, parliament versus the monarchy and the Catholics against the Anglicans and members of the Puritan movement. Each portrait, featured here in incredible detail, belongs to an individual whose religion, decisions, and political standing helped to shape the England we know and love today.