John Broster Esqr. F.A.S. Edinburgh.
Sold by Archibald Constable & Co. and William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson & Co. Cheapside & Pall Mall, London, Feby. 2nd. 1825. _ Price 10/6.
Mezzotint on india paper, first state before spectacles are erased from hand and engraved on nose. Image 180 x 145mm, 7 x 5¾". Lacking margins; surface rubbed, cut inside platemark.
Portrait of John Broster, inventor of system for removal of speech impediments; seated in an armchair, holding spectacles in his right hand, his left elbow resting on a book lettered with 'Art of Speaking', with papers below and other books lined up behind. Curtain in background, coat of arms at centre of inscription. After John Syme (1795 - 1861).
See BM Portraits p.252, 1. Wellcome 433. For other state item Ref: 27105.
[Ref: 27104] £160.00