This Portrait of Nathaniel Kent Esq.ris most respectfully Dedicated to the Friends of Agriculture by their most obedient H.ble Serv.t John Rising.
Mezzotint with large margins, very scarce; 505 x 355mm (20 x 14"). Some creasing and wear to edges, short tear entering inscription area at bottom. Bit messy.
Nathaniel Kent (1737-1810), seated with books and map of Norfolk Farm by his elbow, a landscape through a window behind. Kent, was a land valuer, agriculturist, author, and manager of George III's estates at Windsor and Richmond. He wrote 'Hints to Gentlemen of Landed Property' in 1775; his 'General View of the Agriculture of the County of Norfolk' was included in the Survey of Norfolk issued by the Board of Agriculture in 1794. Kent assisted in the creation of Norfolk Farm in Windsor Great Park, introducing the Nofolk system of crop rotation.
CS: 44; Ex: collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 36545] £320.00