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Inscription

lower left in plate: Painted by H. Fusley; lower center in plate: Belisare & Parcival under the enchantment of Urma (not deciphered) / London, publish'd August 26 1782 by J.R. Smith

Provenance

Christopher Lennox-Boyd; (Nicholas Stogdon, Oxford); purchased 2001 by NGA.

Exhibition History
2006
The Artist's Vision: Romantic Traditions in Great Britain, National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., 2006 - 2007
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
Frankau, Julia. John Raphael Smith: His Life and Works. London: MacMillan and Co., 1902.