[John Hamilton Mortimer.]
London, Published Dec.r 1.1833, by John Major. 50, Fleet Street.
Engraving. India paper proof. Plate 260 x 164mm. 10¼ x 6½".
Proof of the portrait used as frontispiece to Allan Cunningham's essay 'Mortimer, Portrait in Character' from his 'Cabinet Gallery of Pictures'. The self-portrait from which it is engraved is in the Towner Gallery in Mortimer's native Eastbourne. John Hamilton Mortimer (1740-1779), was a history painter, portrait painter and illustrator. Mortimer was well-known for his conversation pieces and his romantic subjects set in the wild Italian countryside. He became President of the Society of Artists in 1774 but died young a few years later.
Original etching in NPG: D14579. Sunderland: 107d
[Ref: 18957] £45.00