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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 73

    Richard Houston (1721-1775), after Johann Zoffany, R.A.

    James Sayer, Aged 13 Years

    Price Realised  

    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
    unframed
    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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    Literature

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