Mr. Charles Churchill.
Publish'd as the Act Directs January 1.st 1765 by Tho.s Burford.
Mezzotint, fine with small margins; paper watermarked. Plate 504 x 355mm. 19¾ x 14".
Portrait, bust in an oval facing front, looking away to left, wearing waistcoat with a high sheen under a plain coat, the lapel of the waistcoat open to show white cravat, with brown hair curled over the ears and a short fringe. Charles Churchill (1731-164) the satirist and author of 'The Rosciad', 1761, a satire on contemporary actors; although David Garrick was the only one to escape his vitriol. Churchill's other targets included Lord Bute, Tobias Smollett and William Hogarth.
NPG: D1446. CS: 3.
[Ref: 27339] £320.00