[The Right Honourable Henry Seymour Conway]
London. Printed for R.Sayer and J.Bennett. Fleet Street, 26. July. 1780
Very fine mezzotint, scarce; 380 x 595mm Repaired tear top left, very small margins on left.
Henry Seymour Conway was the intimate friend and correspondent of his first cousin, Horace Walpole, who bequeathed to his only child, the Hon, Anne Damer, his most precious possession, Strawberry Hill. In this depiction, Conway is dressed in military uniform and riding boots. In the distance is a large castle on a rock with the sea before it. This print is the first state of two - Before name and titles of personage, and before portion of subject was scraped away.
J.C Smith: p.239. 3; Horne: 23 From Broadlands the Palmerston family.
[Ref: 27393] £480.00