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        Alexander Barclay presenting his book to his patron Thomas Cornish

        English School, (19th century). Medium: engraving. Date: 1874. Alexander Barclay (c.1476-1552) Scottish born English poet, translated Sebastian Brandt's (1457-1521) Das Narrenschiff, as 'The Ship of Fools' in 1509. He is shown presenting the work to his patron Thomas Cornish, Suffragen Bishop of Bath and Wells and provost of Oriel College, Oxford. Provenance: Private Collection.

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