Charles Rogers Esq.r F.R.S. and S.A.L.
Mezzotint printed in brown, with very large margins. Plate 335 x 235mm. 13¼ x 9¼". Stained, damage in coat area.
Half-length to front, head turned to face left, wearing striped waistcoat and fur-trimmed coat, his right hand holding papers across his body; oval. Frontispiece to 'A Collection of Prints in Imitation of Drawings..': prints were engraved after drawings in major British collections, as well as Rogers' own, and published in two volumes in London, by Boydell, Benjamin White and 'Peter Molini' in 1778. Charles Rogers (1711-1784) was a customs official. He was also a collecter of master drawings and scholar. Author and publisher of 'A collection of prints in imitation of drawings', containing numerous facsimiles of drawings in British collections. William Wynne Ryland (1732-1738) was a highly respected engraver and pioneer of stipple engraving, but was subsequently executed for forgery.
CS: undescribed. Hamilton: p.61.
[Ref: 24435] £230.00