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    Sale 5955

    British Mezzotints & Printed Hankerchiefs, Part II, from the collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    25 February 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 1248

    Charles Townley (1746-1800), after John Opie R.A.

    Dr Samuel Johnson

    Price Realised  

    Charles Townley (1746-1800), after John Opie R.A.
    Dr Samuel Johnson
    inscribed in title area 'Opie/Dr Johnson/Townly' in pencil
    mezzotint on laid paper, proof before title, with narrow margins
    unframed
    S. 15¼ x 11¼in. (38.7 x 28.7cm.)


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    This very fine and rare mezzotint of Dr Johnson by Charles Townley is one of only a small number known to exist, the plate having been destroyd after these impressions we taken

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