‘Marchioness of Wharton’
Mezzotint engraving on wove (vellin) paper. Watermark: J. Whatman.
Sheet size: 53.5 x 41 cm. Image size: 40 x 29 cm.
Source: first published by John Boydell in London, 1776. We cannot date this item. Whatman, who invented this type of paper, produced this type of paper since the mid 18th.c.
Made by R. Earlom after Sir Peter Lely. Richard Earlom (1743-1822) was an reknown English mezzotint engraver. He displayed great skill as a draughtsman, and at the same time acquired without assistance the art of engraving in mezzotint. Sir Peter Lely (1618-1680) was a painter of Dutch origin, whose career was nearly all spent in England, where he became the dominant portrait painter to the court.
Condition: Good, given age. General age-related toning and/or occasional minor defects from handling. Please study scan carefully.
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