Pat Robertson [autograph, ink].
Pencil drawing with some red crayon to face, on artist's paper, mounted to album leaf, ink-ruled border. Sheet 280 x 205mm, 11 x 8". A little surface-soiled.
Portrait of Patrick Robertson, Lord Robertson (1794 - 1855), Edinburgh-born judge of a literary bent. He published several volumes of verse and was well-acquainted with Sir Walter Scott (Robertson was croupier at the 1827 theatrical fund dinner at which Scott acknowledged authorship of his novels). An original sketch 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.
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