John Locke Esq.r. Done after the Marble Bust, in Her Majesty's Hermitage in the Royal Garden at Richmond.
Printed for Tho: Bowles in St Pauls Church Yard, & John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse, Cornhil. [n.d., c.1740.]
Mezzotint with large margins. 355 x 255mm (14 x 9¾").
Portrait of the philosopher John Locke (1632-1704) taken from a bust at the Royal Palace at Kew, now the Royal Botanic Gardens. In 1730 Queen Caroline commissioned a 'hermitage', decorated with a series of five marble busts by the English sculptor Michael Rysbrack to celebrate British philosphers: Locke, Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, Samuel Clarke and William Wollaston. Unfortunately the Hermitage no longer exists.
CS 125. Ex collection of the Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 32333] £280.00