George Steevens Esq.r F.R.S. &c. &c.
London, Published for John Murray, Albemarle Street, March, 1816. To face p.271.
Mezzotint and engraving, with large margins. Plate 380 x 272mm. 15 x 10¾".
Portrait, almost half length in an oval, directed to left with left hand tucked into his jacket, looking towards the viewer with a slight smile, wearing a dark suit and pale wig tied at the nape of his neck. Plate to Dibdin's Typographical Antiquities, vol. 3, facing p 271. The 'Typographic Antiquities' was begun by Ames and continued by Dibdin, with augmentations by Herbert: four volumes were published 1810-19, printed by William Savage for Millar. The edition was never completed. George Steevens (1736-1800) was an English Shakespearean commentator. He collected a valuable library, rich in Elizabethan literature and a large collection of Hogarth prints; his notes on said subject were incorporated in John Nichol's Genuine Works of Hogarth. In 1767 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society.
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