Mr Lens Miniature Painter and Drawing Master to Christ Hospital.
[London: B. Dickinson, c.1750-1]
Engraving. Sheet 150 x 200mm (6 x 8"). Trimmed within plate and laid on album paper.
A medallion portrait of Edward Lens, the frontispiece to Lens's 'New and Compleat Drawing Book'. Although this drawing manual has traditionally been wholly attributed to Bernard Lens III it appears to have been a joint effort with other members of the Lens family: Bernard III was never ‘Drawing Master to Christ's Hospital’, a position in fact held by his father (Bernard II) and brother Edward. The BM describes the frontispiece as a 'draft trade card of Edward Lens'.
BM Heal,3.11. Ex Collection of the Hon Christopher Lennox Boyd
[Ref: 31754] £160.00