Sir John Taylor, Bt, F.R.S. (1745-1786)
Mezzotint by John Dixon (c.1740-1811)
After a portrait by John Smart (1741-1811)
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."
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 elected to the Society of Dilettanti.
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