CM: The Portrait of Robert Dingley was engraved by Thomas Cross (f. 1644-1682) at approximately 1649 and illustrated in "A biographical history of England, from Egbert the Great to the revolution : consisting of characters disposed in different classes, and adapted to a methodical catalogue of engraved British heads : intended as an essay towards reducing our biography to system, and a help to the knowledge of portraits : interspersed with a variety of anecdotes and memoirs of a great number of persons, not to be found in any other biographica work ; with a preface. Volume 4, iii.326." (The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge). The present edition was republished by the bookseller, printseller and auctioneer William Richardson(f. 1777-1814) on 1 February 1798.
Robert Dingley (1619-1660), Puritan Divine, Fellow of Magdalen College Oxford, was parliamentarian, preacher and rector of Brightstone Isle of Wight, and author of religious works. He published "A glimps of Christ : discovering the sweet-incomes of Christ to a spirituall heart." (1651); "The deputation of angels, or, The angell-guardian : I. Proved by the dim light of nature, clear beames of Scriptures, and consent of many ancient and modern writers, untainted with popery. II. Cleared from many rubs and mistakes; the criticall queries of antagonists examined, untyed. III. Applyed and improved, for our information in many other truths; consolation in our adversities; and reformation of our lives. Chiefly grounded on Acts 12. 15. It is his angell." (1653); "Divine opticks. Or, A treatise of the eye : discovering the vices and virtues thereof; as also how that organ may be tuned. Chiefly grounded on Psal. 119. 37." (1654); "Vox cœli; or, philosophical, historicall, and theological observations, of thunder. With a more general view of Gods wonderful works. First grounded on Job 26. 14. but now enlarged into this treatise." (1658).