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        Title Page for 'A Quip for an Upstart Courtier: or, A quaint dispute between Velvet breeches and Cloth breeches' by Robert Greene, published 1592

        English School, (16th century). Medium: woodcut and letterpress. Date: 1592. This publication by the Elizabethan playwright and pamphleteer Robert Greene (c.1558-92) compares the lives of the courtier (Velvet Breeches) and the merchant (Cloth Breeches) in order to find which is deserving of most respect. Provenance: Private Collection.

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