John Keyse Sherwin (1751-1790)
"Mrs Curzon (?)" (possibly Hon. Sophia Susanna Noel (1758-1782))
On laid paper (partial birds and tower watermark)
Proof Before Title
40.5 cm x 29 cm (sheet (unframed))
33.2 cm x 25.8 cm (platemark)
Lettered with publication details beneath the image "Publish'd Sept.r 14.th 1784, by J.K.Sherwin, Engraver to his Majesty, and his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, No. 28, St James's Street, and Sold by W. Hinton No. 5, Sweetings Alley, Royal Exchange, London."
An exceptionally rare print. The subject only identified by an old pencil inscription reading "Mrs Curzon". The print was possibly conceived as a pendant to another exceptionally scarce stipple engraved female portrait by John Keyse Sherwin of "Lady Frederick Campbell" [NPG D21350] who is engraved looking in the opposite direction. Both sitters are similarly depicted in neoclassical drapery with their hair in the exceptionally fashionably "coiffure à la Grecque" (styled with a bandeau).
Extremely fine and extremely rare. (Not in BM, NPG, Yale etc and seemingly unrecorded).
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