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[Mary Langton.]
[Mary Langton.]
Painted by C.F. de Breda, R.A. of Stockholm & Painter to the King of Sweden. Engraved by S.W. Reynolds.
London: Published March 1st. 1796, by S.W. Reynolds, No.6 Rolls Buildings Fetter Lane.
Mezzotint, proof before title, 355 x 250mm. 14 x 9¾". Wide margins folded back.
Mary Langton, Daughter of Bennet Langton (1737 - 1801), friend of Dr. Johnson. After Carl Fredrick von Breda (1759 - 1818)
NPG: D3535. Whitman: 316, sitter unidentified. Ex: Collection The Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 10006]   £260.00  
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[Sweden] Gustavus Baron de Nolcken
[Sweden] Gustavus Baron de Nolcken His Swedish Maj's Envoy Ext.y & Minister Plenip.y at the Court of Great Britain &c &c &c
Painted by C. Fr de Breda R.A. Stockholm Painter to the King of Sweden. Stiparoti Engraved [c.1780]
Rare & fine stipple engraving, platemark 250 x 20mm (9¾ x 8¼"). Very large margins.
Gustaf Adam von Nolcken, Swedish ambassador in London (1764-93), wearing the Cross of the Order of the Polar Star, a Swedish order of chivalry. The Swedish embassy in London was at that time located on Portman Square, a short distance from its current location on Montague Place. After a portrait by Carl Fredrik von Breda (1759-1818), Swedish painter active in England for much of the 1780s and 1790s. Other portraits he painted while in England included Sir Joshua Reynolds and, when visiting Birmingham, several members of the Lunar Society including James Watt.
For Breda's portrait of Reynolds see ref. 29524.
[Ref: 38668]   £220.00  
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