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    Sale 5437

    British Mezzotints and Printed Handkerchiefs from the Collection of the Honourable Christopher Lennox-Boyd

    12 March 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 70

    John Dixon (1740-1801), after Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A.

    Mrs Blake

    Price Realised  


    John Dixon (1740-1801), after Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A.
    Mrs Blake
    mezzotint on laid paper, third state of three, good impression with thread margins, published by J.Dixon, London, 1771, inscribed in ink 'Mrs Blake' lower margin
    P. 24 7/16 x 15 7/8in. (62.1 x 40.4cm.)

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    Here we see Mrs Blake depicted as Juno, Queen of the Gods as she receives the cestus from Venus. Horace Walpole's characteristic ink inscription of the sitters name can be found on a tab of margin at the bottom

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    Horace Walpole


    Chaloner Smith 7