Mr. Blakes as Monsr. la Medicine [faint pencil mss. below image in blue wash frame.]Mr Blakes [ink mss.]
Pen and ink and watercolour, image 239 x 165mm.
Portrait of the hatter and actor Charles Blakes (d.1763), in the character of 'Monsieur le Médecin', copied from the mezzotint portrait by James McArdell. The signature suggests the painter and watercolorist Samuel De Wilde (1751 - 1832), who was noted for his theatrical subjects. Probably this though is a copy by George Perfect Harding (1781 - 1853), portrait painter, copyist and antiquary.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7807] £260.00