Monument to John Milton,
William Benson, better known by the style of Auditor Benson, employed Rysbrach to erect the monument to the memory of Milton which now exists in Westminster Abbey, and engaged Tanner to engrave this medal, one of which he presented on the 9th December 1738, the anniversary of Milton's birthday, to the author of the best poem in praise of Paradise Lost. The portrait on the monument was taken from a bust in the possession of Mr. Thomas Hollis, and from a drawing by Faithorne.
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