Sir John Taylor, Bt (1745-1786), Mezzotint

Sir John Taylor, Bt (1745-1786), Mezzotint

Code: 10435

Dimensions:

H: 39.2cm (15.4")W: 29cm (11.4")

£500.00

Sir John Taylor, Bt, F.R.S. (1745-1786)
Mezzotint by John Dixon (c.1740-1811) 
After a portrait by John Smart (1741-1811)
Circa, 1776
On paper
39.2 cm x 29 cm (platemark)

Portrait of John Taylor, head and shoulders in an oval frame looking outwards with lace frill. Lettered below the image "J. Smart Pinxt. / /J,, Dixon Sculpt."

Provenance:
With the dealer William Robert Deighton, Grand Hotel Buildings, Charing Cross, Strand (Label Verso)

This plate was probably issued in 1776 to mark the sitter having been made a Fellow of the Royal Society and his election to the Society of Dilettanti.