[William Conolly.]In the Collection of the Rt. Hon.ble the Lord Duncannon.
Etching, 18th century watermark; platemark 365 x 240mm, (14¼ x 9½"), large margins.
William Conolly (1662-1729), speaker of the Irish House of Commons, caricatured as a young man on the Grand Tour. Etched by Arthur Pond after Pier Leone Ghezzi (1675-1755), regarded as the first professional caricaturist. Based in Rome, Ghezzi moved freely amongst the Italian nobility, even associating with Pope Clement XI. His satirical portraits include one of Vivaldi and several British grand tourists. Arthur Pond (1701-58), painter, engraver, print-seller, dealer and collector.
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