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Inscription

lower center in plate: So war Herr Witt gestalt and dem nichts schwartzes bliebe... / Verhellen seinen Kuhm auch in dein sinstern Grab / Warner Hassells Pinx. Johannes Smith Fecit Londini 1707.; lower right in plate: Zu schuldigen Ehren: gedachtnick ausgesezet von I.B.R.E.D.

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.