[Woman in profile.]
[London, Printed for Robt Sayer No 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs 20 Octr 1771.]
Mezzotint with thread margins, very rare, sheet 150 x 115mm (6 x 4½"). Trimmed inside plate at bottom, losing text.
Decorative mezzotint by engraver and printseller Robert Laurie (1755?-1836), after an early work by the Irish portrait and subject painter Hugh Douglas Hamilton (1740-1808). After building up a reputation in Ireland, Hamilton moved to Italy for thirteen years in 1779, where his work was popular among Irish Grand Tourists, before reluctantly returning to Ireland due to political events on the continent. One of few engravings made from Hamilton's work.
Ex: collection of the late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd; CS 41.
[Ref: 36688] £120.00