[n.d., c. 1780.]
Mezzotint, final state with evidence of reworking to plate. 350 x 250mm, 13¾ x 9¾".
Elizabeth Hartley (née White) (1751 - 1824), actress, the original Elfrida in The Rev. William Mason's tragedy of that name. Her extreme beauty, and the truth and nature of her acting, attracted universal admiration, and caused her to rank the highest (as a female) in her profession, previous to the appearance of Mrs Siddons. She was the very favourite subject of Sir Joshua Reynolds, and appears as the beautiful female in a number of his most celebrated pictures. After Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1739 - 1808).
Chaloner Smith: 62, III (reduced plate). NPG: D2963.
[Ref: 18315] £140.00