George Hyde Wollaston
1831 [pencil inscription in title area]
Mezzotint with very large margins, platemark 455 x 300mm (18 x 11¾"). Foxing to margins and title area. Private plate.
George Hyde Wollaston (1765-1841), merchant and banker, son of the natural philosopher Francis John Hyde Wollaston. Wollaston lived on Clapham Common, where his neighbours included another natural philosopher, Henry Cavendish (1731-1810). His daughter Henrietta married the army officer Sir George Pollock, well-known for his part in the Afghan campaign of 1842. Engraved by William Ward, one of the most prominent mezzotint engravers of his generation, after the portrait by Thomas Phillips (1770-1845), whose over 700 portraits record the leading personalities of his time.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Not in CS or Frankau; O'D 1 (only likeness of sitter).
[Ref: 34926] £260.00