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Inscription

lower left in plate: L. F. Abbott, Pinxit; lower center: VALENTINE GREEN. / Published Octr. 16th, 1788, by V & R. Green, Newman Street, Oxford Street, London; lower right in plate: Seipsum Sculpsit

Provenance

Christopher Lennox-Boyd; (Nicholas Stogdon, Oxford); 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.
1902
Whitman, Alfred. British Mezzotinters: Valentine Green. London: A.H. Bullen, 1902.