Miss Kitty Fischer.
Printed for John Bowles at No. 13 in Cornhill [n.d., c.1760].
Mezzotint, 150 x 112mm. Glued to album page at corners.
Catherine Maria ('Kitty') Fisher (d.1767) as Cleopatra dissolving the pearl. Fisher was a courtesan known for her beauty, wit and daring horsemanship. A favourite model of Sir Joshua Reynolds and an aspiring actress, although originally a milliner, she would become best known for her high-profile affairs with men of wealth.
Chaloner Smith: 53a, II of II. Hamilton: p.98, III of III. Goodwin: 10, II of II. Ex: Collection of Alec Clunes.
[Ref: 7876] £160.00