Mr. Rob.t Ashby [ms]
London, Published by G. Clint 31 Foley Street, May 1st 1812
Mezzotint, very scarce, platemark 370 x 250mm (14½ x 9¾). False margins added.
Robert Ashby (-1843), engraver. Ashby and his sons inherited the business of his father, Harry Ashby (bap.1744-d.1818), which specialised in engraving maps and banknotes. The firm continued as Ashby & Co until 1886, but Robert Ashby died in obscurity in 1843. Here Ashby holds a specimen of his work inscribed 'Mr R. Ashby London'.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; Not in CS
[Ref: 34937] £360.00