Pubd. 10th. June 1779 by H. Humphrey No. 18 New Bond Street.
Mezzotint, 455 x 330mm. 18 x 13". Tear just into plate at right.
Portrait of Miss Mortimer (possibly the sister of John Mortimer, the painter) as a scantily-clad Hebe, seen in profile to left holding cup, head looking down at eagle. In Greek mythology Hebe was goddess of youth and daughter of Zeus/Jupiter. She was cup-bearer and handmaiden of the gods who married Herakles/Hercules after his apotheosis. After Rev Matthew William Peters (1741/2 - 1814).
See Chaloner Smith: 117. D'Oench: 136. Unrecorded with Humphrey publication line; Lady Victoria Manners, 'Matthew William Peters, R.A.' p.62
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