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John Broster Esqr. F.A.S. Edinburgh.
John Broster Esqr. F.A.S. Edinburgh.
John Syme, pinxit. T. Hodgetts, fecit. Published (at the request of his pupils) from an original picture by Syme.
Sold by Archibald Constable & Co. and William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson & Co. Cheapside & Pall Mall, London, Feby. 2nd. 1825. _ Price 10/6.
Mezzotint on india paper, first state before spectacles are erased from hand and engraved on nose. Image 180 x 145mm, 7 x 5¾". Lacking margins; surface rubbed, cut inside platemark.
Portrait of John Broster, inventor of system for removal of speech impediments; seated in an armchair, holding spectacles in his right hand, his left elbow resting on a book lettered with 'Art of Speaking', with papers below and other books lined up behind. Curtain in background, coat of arms at centre of inscription. After John Syme (1795 - 1861).
See BM Portraits p.252, 1. Wellcome 433. For other state item Ref: 27105.
[Ref: 27104]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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John Broster Esqr. F.A.S. Edinburgh.
John Broster Esqr. F.A.S. Edinburgh.
John Syme, pinxit. T. Hodgetts, fect. Published (at the request of his pupils) from an original picture by Syme.
Sold by Archibald Constable & Co. and William Blackwood, Edinburgh; and Hurst, Robinson & Co. Cheapside & Pall Mall, London, Feby. 2nd. 1825 [or after]. _ Price 10/6.
Mezzotint on india paper, reworked state after spectacles erased from hand, and engraved on nose. The plate slightly reduced also. Image 175 x 130mm, 7 x 5¼". Lacking margins.
Portrait of John Broster, inventor of system for removal of speech impediments; seated in an armchair, looking to front, wearing spectacles, his left elbow resting on a book lettered with 'Art of Speaking', with papers below and other books lined up behind. Curtain in background, coat of arms at centre of inscription. After John Syme (1795 - 1861).
See BM Portraits p.252, 1. Wellcome 433. See item Ref: 27104.
[Ref: 27105]   £160.00   (£192.00 incl.VAT)
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