Mr. James Stephen, Author of the Considerations on Imprisonment for Debt.Veritas a Quocunque dicitur a Deo est.
Publish'd according to Act of Parliament March the 1st 1771 by W. Thomson in Warwick Court Grays Inn.
Mezzotint, very scarce, with very small margins; platemark 350 x 250mm (13¾ x 9¾"). Glued to backing sheet; creases and small tears. Slight spotting.
Portrait of author James Stephen (1733?-1779). Only engraved likeness, after William Thompson (c.1730-1800), a portrait painter whose work is now known mostly through prints. Stephen and Thomson were incarcerated together in the king's bench prison, where Thompson's angry protests against his imprisonment gained him a certain notoriety.
CS 78; O'D 1.
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