25 February 2009,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 438
Estimate GBP 500 - GBP 700
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
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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