Heads After Rembrandt [front cover.]
[Some plates dated 1776. Compiled c.1800.]
Book, 8vo (225 x 160mm, 9 x 6¼"), 24 etched plates of busts by Spilsbury after the manner of Rembrandt; on thick laid paper, in original full green gilt-stamped morocco. Spine and extremities of binding scuffed and rubbed; some spotting and discoloration to plates.
It seems this vibrant and engaging collection of studies of heads is compiled from smaller sets, of up to six etchings (some plates are numbered, no plate higher than 6). Most plates initialled, or signed in plate, by Jonathan Spilsbury (1737 - 1812).
See BM: 1861,0413.528 for a set of six included here.
[Ref: 13573] £950.00