12 March 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price Realised GBP 500
John Dixon (1740-1801), after Sir Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A.
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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