[Anthony Todd Esqr.]
Publish'd as the Act directs April 17.th by John Jones. No.75 Gr. Portland Street. [n.d. c.1770.]
Very fine mezzotint with large margins, proof before title. Plate 380 x 274mm (15 x 10¾").
Anthony Todd (c.1718-1798), Anthony Todd, the Postmaster General from 1762-65 and 1768-1798. Portrait seated half-length to right, eyes to front, wearing short wig and plain coat and waistcoat. Romney befriended Daniel Braithwaite, the clerk to the Postmaster General, who introduced him Todd, who became one of Romney's first high-profile sitters. The oil is now in the British Postal Museum & Archive Collection.
Ex Collection: Earl of Bute. Horne: 125. CS: 72, i/ii.
[Ref: 29141] £280.00