Publishd as the Act directs Oct.r 1.st 1771.
Mezzotint with small margins, proof before title, rare. Plate 501 x 355mm (19¾ x 14").
Portrait standing three-quarter length to right leaning on rock, her right hand to her cheek, head turned to face left over her shoulder, with basket of flowers to right; with robe draped over her right shoulder, and scarf in her hair; landscape seen behind. Portrait after George Willson (1741-97), a Scottish artist whose career owed much to his uncle George Dempster, director of the East India Company and a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. Dempster sponsored Willison's artistic training in London and Rome, and subsequently secured him a position at the court of Mohamed Ali Khan Walejah, Nawab of the Carnatic. The sitter in this portrait is probably Dempster's daughter.
CS 12: i. Goodwin 11: i.
[Ref: 28895] £550.00