Etching, platemark 90 x 75mm (3½ x 3"). Fine but trimmed on platemark; false margins added; good impression on laid paper; 'Gen. Frazer' ms in early hand verso.
Scarce portrait of Simon Fraser (1729-1777), army officer. Fraser served at Louisburg and fought under General Wolfe at Quebec in 1759 in the Seven Years' War. In the American War of Independence he was posted on the St Lawrence River in 1776, and was involved in attacks in upstate New York and Vermont before he was mortally wounded in the battle of Bemis Heights (near Saratoga, New York). By Thomas Worlidge (1700 - 1766), 'the English Rembrandt' and a pupil of Alessandro Maria Grimaldi, whose daughter Arabella he married.
W71; D79; Ex collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 33044] £240.00