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Inscription

by later hand, upper left verso in graphite: 221/184; by later hand, center right verso in graphite: 12; by later hand, lower center in graphite: (not deciphered); Katherine - eldest daughter Heir of Rt Hon. Henry Pelham / married in 1744. Henry 9th Earl of Lincoln - see account of / her Party at the Exchequer in 1756. Mrs. Delaney's Members- / - vol III. 416.; by later hand, lower left in graphite: 52 880 - (not deciphered) n a jamais Etre (not deciphered); by later hand, lower right verso in graphite (not deciphered)

Provenance

Walter Hayes Burns; Major General Sir George Burns; (his sale, Christies, North Mymms Park, 25 September 1979); Christopher Lennox-Boyd; (C. G. Boerner Limited, New York); purchased 2001 by NGA.

Bibliography
1884
Smith, John Chaloner. British mezzotinto portraits, being a descriptive catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century. 4 vols. London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1884.
1926
Russell, Charles Edward. English Mezzotint Portraits and Their States. 2 vols. London: Halton and Truscott Smith, Ltd., 1926.
2001
C. G. Boerner, Ltd., Mezzotints from the Collection of Christopher Lennox-Boyd. London, 2001: no. 2.