Schoolboys.[Master Henry Gawler. Master J.no Gawler.]
London, Pub.d Aug.t 6, 1778, by J.R. Smith, No.10 Batemans Buildings, Soho Square.
Mezzotint, paper watermarked. Plate 376 x 279mm (14¾ x 11"). Fine impression..
The sons of John Gawler, a solicitor; the elder, also John (on right, c.1764-1842), changed his name to John Bellenden Ker and became famous as a botanist, writing Recensio Plantarum (1801), Select Orchideae (c.1816) and Iridearum Genera (1827). The second highest peak in Queensland, Australia, is named Mount Bellenden Ker in his honour. Henry Gawler (on left, fl.1794), a barrister who married Lydia Frances Neale.
CS: 67. Hamilton: p.30. Russell: 67. From the Collection of Mary Palmer, sister of Sir Joshua Reynolds..
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