Portrait Drawing of Alexander Pope


ink and wash, the poet and classicist shown in profile with an inscription in Greek and inscribed Mr. Pope

circa 1730

The Greek inscription is from Lucian of Samosata’s poem The Dream or The Vision and reads That is he….

The full quotation it alludes to is If you travel, even in foreign countries, thou shalt not live unknown or inglorious; for I will render you so illustrious that whomsoever beholds you shall point you out to his neighbour and say “that is he