John Henderson Esq.r
Mezzotint with small margins, platemark 380 x 280mm (15 x 11"). Open letters; fine impression; slight foxing. Slight loss on left bottom outside platemark.
Anonymous portrait of John Henderson (bap.1747-d.1785), actor known as the 'Bath Roscius'. During his brief spell acting in London, he was admired as a successor to Garrick who had recently retired. Henderson's friends included Gainsborough, who also painted him.
O'D 20; CS (not attributed) 82; Ex collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; for an engraving after Gainsborough's portrait of Henderson, see ref. 30777.
[Ref: 34036] £350.00