[Sold by Ryland & Bryer, Engravers & Printsellers, at the Kings Arms in Cornhill.] [n.d. c.1770.]
Mezzotint, proof before title. Plate 355 x 253mm (14 x 10"). Laid on card.
Portrait of John Joshua Kirby (1716-1774), draughtsman and writer on perspective; in an oval looking outwards wearing a wig and plain dress. Kirby was drawing master to George III as Prince of Wales, and in 1761 appointed Clerk of Works at Kew; exhibited Society of Artists 1761-70; President of the SA, 1768-70. Friend of Hogarth and Thomas Gainsborough (1727 - 1788), the painter of this portrait.
Ex Collection: The Late Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd. CS: 21. Horne: 43. See Ref: 26137 for later state.
[Ref: 29073] £520.00