London printed for Geo. Pulley at Rembrandt's head, the corner of Bride Court, Fleet Street. [n.d., c.1760.]
Mezzotint, 355 x 255mm (14 x 10"). Tear into image at bottom; thread margins.
John Pine (1690-1756), engraver, printseller, publisher and friend of Hogarth. He is best known for his book illustrating the Spanish Armada tapestries once in the House of Lords; helping prepare the first map of the colony of Georgia; and publishing Rocque's 24-sheet map of London. Engraving, sometimes ascribed to James McArdell, after the portrait by Hogarth (Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Fredericton, New Brunswick) which portrays Pine in the manner of Rembrandt. Hogarth also depicted Pine as the Fat Friar in his engraving 'The Calais Gate' (1749), which earned him the nickname Friar Pine.
See CS: McArdell 143; Goodwin (McArdell) 151 (variant); O'D 2; for a version of 'The Calais Gate' see ref 31474. Ex: Collections of The Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd & Belton House.
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