Henry Raper [facsimile signature].
Coloured engraving. Printed area 100 x 80mm, 4 x 3¼".
A head-and-shoulders portrait of a barrister in wig and gown, published in "Portraits of the Worthies of Westminster-Hall, with their Autographs; being Fac-Similies of Original Sketches, Found in the Note-Book of a Briefless Barrister". Only Part I of this work was published: an attempt to fund Part II by subscription failed. Little can be found about Henry Raper Esq, except that from 1828 until 1849 he lived in London in Tavistoke Place, as neighbour to other important figures such as Parkinson Oates, William Warren Hastings, Dr. Elliot and Thomas Morton.
[Ref: 16657] £65.00