Pub.d as the Act directs March 1. 1790, by J. Jones, No.75, Great Portland Street.
Stipple, proof before title with large margins and collector's mark. Plate 381 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Foxing.
A young woman, sitting whole-length to front reading, candle on table at left, wearing plain white dress and cap with large blue ribbon. Illustration for Hayley's 'Triumphs of Temper'. After Romney's painting illustrating Hayley's 'Triumphs of Temper'. It has sometimes mistakenly been called a portrait of Honora Sneyd (later Mrs Edgeworth), because of a striking but accidental similarity which is mentioned several times by Anna Seward, a friend both of Mrs Edgeworth and Romney (see Arthur Chamberlain, 'George Romney', 1910, Appendix II).
Ex Collection: Earl of Bute. Horne: 111, i/ii.
[Ref: 29135] £320.00