Publish'd according to Act of Parliam.t 1756 & sold at the Golden head in Covent Garden.
Mezzotint, platemark 330 x 230mm (13 x 9"). Tears to margins; repair top right margin.
Portrait of Philip Mercier, son of the artist, holding a spinning top and string. Mercier subsequently entered the army and became fort major of the garrison on Jersey, where he died in 1793. Engraved by Irish mezzotinter James McArdell, who also engraved many of Sir Joshua Reynolds' portraits.
CS 128 ii/ii; Ex collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd
[Ref: 33967] £190.00