John Stacpoolee Esq:rof Cragbrien Castle in the County of Clare [...]
[1771 or after]
Very rare mezzotint, platemark 430 x 280mm (17 x 11"). Small margins.
Memorial portrait of John Stacpoole (c.1674-1771) issued following his death. Text paying tribute to his philanthropy, which went alongside his acquiring 'one of the Largest and best Circumstanced Estates in Ireland'. Engraved by James Watson after the Irish portrait painter Jeremiah Barrett (c.1723-70). Watson also engraved a portrait of Richard Stacpoole which states that the 'Stacpooles of the County of Clare' such as John Stacpoole are descended from him. Both appear to have been issued as private plates for the Stacpoole family and their acquaintances.
Whitman 84; CS 133; for Watson's portrait of Richard Stacpoole see ref. 37928. Ex collection of the Late Hon. C. Lennox-Boyd.
[Ref: 37928] £450.00