12 March 2008,
London, South Kensington
Price realised GBP 875
Estimate GBP 800 - GBP 1,200
Richard Houston (1721-1775), after Johann Zoffany, R.A.
James Sayer, Aged 13 Years
mezzotint on laid paper, first state of two, scratch letter proof, fine early impression with margins, published by R.Sayer, London, 1772, inscribed 'James Sayer' in title area in pencil
P. 19 15/16 x 14in. (50.5 x 35.5cm.)
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The painting by Zoffany, which dates from 1770 shows the sitter at the age of thirteen. The mezzotint was made for and published by the boy's father, the print-publisher Robert Sayer
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