Offered by: Klismos Gallery
Call Seller 646.504.9959


18th Century Portrait Engraving of the Duke of Devonshire after Joshua Reynolds

$ 5,250
  • Description
    A fine mezzotint engraving by John Raphael Smith published by John Boydell in London March 10, 1776 of William Cavendish, "His Grace the Duke of Devonshire." Among the 40 copies of Reynolds paintings which Smith engraved many including this work are considered masterpieces of the art of mezzotint. A rare print, other known copies of Duke of Devonshire engraving are held at the Metropolitan Museum and the National Trust. In a period frame with original glass and old matting in fine condition.
  • More Information
    Origin: England
    Period: 18th Century
    Materials: Laid Paper.
    Condition: Good. Repaired: Cleaning and conservation by Center Art Studio. Wear consistent with age and use. Minor losses. The print is in excellent untrimmed condition. Small restorations to frame.
    Creation Date: 1776
    Styles / Movements: George III
    Incollect Reference #: 418524
  • Dimensions
    W. 20 in; H. 24 in; D. 1 in;
    W. 50.8 cm; H. 60.96 cm; D. 2.54 cm;
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