Hunter Blair [facsimile signature.]
London, Published by J. Mitchell, Royal Library, 33, Old Bond St. Printed by M.&N. Hanhart.
Lithograph on india paper, india 220 x 160mm. 8¾ x 6¼".
Portrait of James Hunter-Blair (1817 - 1854?); according to a pencil note to the lower margin he was killed at the Battle of Inkerman during the Crimean War (November 5, 1854). From a series of portraits by Count Alfred Guillaume Gabriel d'Orsay (1801 - 1852), Paris-born artist and gentleman of fashion. His profile sketches of his contemporaries, to the number of 125, include among them nearly all the literary, artistic, and fashionable celebrities of that time.
O'Donoghue supplement p.230. DNB.
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