Etching, sheet 182 x 135mm. Trimmed inside plate.
A rare and charming portrait of Frances Abington (1737 - 1815), famous comic actress. Etched by James Bretherton (1750 - 1799; fl.), dealer and publisher in London. Brother of Charles Bretherton, he is particularly associated with Henry William Bunbury, many of whose works he engraved and published. His stock of plates was auctioned in 1799. From the painting by Sir Joshua Reynolds.
Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7834] £220.00