Printed for Rob.t. Sayer at the Golden Buck, near Sergents Inn Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1770.]
Mezzotint with large margins. 150mm x 110mm. (6" x 4¼"). Some light stains in margin.
Portrait of Miss Muse (or Meux) after Sir Joshua Reynolds, wearing pearl necklace. This unidentified sitter was painted by Reynolds c.1753-4. Engraved by 'Charles Corbutt' (1746-77, fl.), traditionally considered to be a pseudonym used by Richard Purcell. Works signed by Corbutt are usually copies of other prints (Faber's in this case). The inscription 'P Corbutt' (rather than 'C Corbutt') is unusual.
Hamilton p.121; CS 58 [under Purcell]
[Ref: 31914] £70.00