Sold by Sam.l Sympson at his Print Shop in the Strand near Catherine Street. [n.d. c.1740.]
Mezzotint, rare. Plate 196 x 152mm (7¾ x 6"). Tear and paper loss in lower edge and into publication line.
Portrait of the poet half length facing to right but looking forward; wearing coat unbuttoned to waist and cap; in oval. Allan Ramsay (1686-1758) the Scottish poet, playwright, publisher, librarian and wig-maker. His works include 'The Gentle Shepherd' (1725). He was father to the painter of the same name.
[Ref: 28963] £130.00