Lady Sarah Bunbury.
Publish'd as the Act directs Nov: 8, 1766, & Sold by E . Fisher at the Golden head in Leicester Square. [all text in image]
Mezzotint with very large margins, Collector's stamp of Christopher-Lennox Boyd on verso; platemark 596 x 369mm (23½ x 14½"). Creases.
Lady Sarah Napier (1745-1826), noblewoman and society beauty, offering incense to the Graces. A great-granddaughter of Charles II and daughter of Charles Lennox, 2nd Duke of Richmond and Lennox, she married Charles Bunbury in 1762, shortly after which he commissioned Reynolds' portrait (the painting is now in the Kimball Collection, Art Institute of Chicago). The marriage was not successful, and she was soon involved in affairs, becoming pregnant by her cousin Lord William Gordon.
Ex: Collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS: 6. Hamilton: p.87.
[Ref: 35017] £220.00