The Country Attorney and his Clients.From the Original Picture painted by Hand Holbein, in the Collection fo Robert Bragg M.D. To Whom this Plate is Dedicated; By his most Obliged humble Servant, J. Boydell. Size of the Picture, 3F:3¾I by 4F:3I in Length. No.8.
Published according to Act of Parliament, by J. Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside, London: March 1st. 1764.
Engraving, paper watermarked. Plate 430 x 539mm (17 x 21¼"). Very large margins.
An interior with shelves full of bonds and little sacks, piled up and hanging from hooks, all labelled, where an attorney sits at a desk covered with papers, reading a deed held in his left hand, holding out the other to receive a coin from an elderly man, who stands to left, hat in hand, leaning forwards attentively, watched by a young man, while a woman and two other men crowd curiously behing them and young boy acts as a clerk, sitting on the right. BM suggest "after a painting wrongly attributed to Holbein".
Ex Collection Duke of Westminster.
[Ref: 38267] £360.00