William Tempest. F.R.S. Aet. 70.
Etching. 190 x 100mm.
[1682 - 1761]. Very fine copy of the frontispiece to 'Chronology' 1752. Etched by Benjamin Wilson (1721-88), painter and electrical scientist. His printmaking technique has been described as showing 'great skill at Rembrandtesque cross-hatching' (Graciano 169).
Andrew Graciano ed. 'Memoir of Benjamin Wilson, FRS' (Walpole Society 2012).
[Ref: 6655] £95.00