Mezzotint. Open letter state. Sheet size: 245 x 170mm (9½ x 6¾"). Large margins. Light foxing. Damage along rightedge of sheet where previously bound. Trimmed inside platemark.
A portrait of Julia Pardoe (1806 - 1862), half-length, seated facing front and looking away to the left, with an alcove and climbing plants behind. Pardoe was an English poet, novelist, historian and traveller, perhaps best known for her books on travels in Turkey, which are some of the earliest works by a woman on this area. In 1836 she travelled to Constantinople with her father, Major Thomas Pardoe. She later collaborated with the artist William Henry Bartlett to produce 'The Beauties of the Bosphorus' (1839), an illustrated account of Constantinople.
Ex collection of Chrostopher Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37168] £75.00