[A School Boy.]
Published Oct. 31st 1777 by Jn Dean Church Street Soho
Mezzotint with very large margins, fine, platemark 395 x 280mm (15½ x 11"). First state before plate cleaned.
Engraving of one of Sir Joshua Reynolds' popular 'fancy pictures' of the 1770s, a schoolboy holding a portfolio. The first owner of the painting (which was recently sold by Sotheby's) was the great collector George Greville, 2nd Earl of Warwick
Hamilton p.156 i/iii; for the painting, see Sotheby's Old Master & British Paintings evening sale, 9 July 2014.
[Ref: 36505] £380.00