12 March 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 1,125
Estimate GBP 400 - GBP 600
James Watson (1740-1790), after Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A.
James Paine Sr., and James Paine, Jnr
mezzotint on laid paper, first state of three, fine early proof with narrow margins, inscribed 'Mr Payne Architect & his son' (lower right) unframed
P. 17 7/8 x 13in. (45.4 x 33cm.)
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The architect James Paine Sr. designed a chimney-piece for Reynolds' house in Leicester Sq c.1760 and may also have designed the gallery and painting room.
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