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Inscription

lower left in plate: Painted by G. Morland; lower center in plate: AFRICAN HOSPITALITY / London, Publish'd Feby. 1st. 1791 by J. B. Smith King Street Covent Garden; across lower center: Dauntless they plunge amidst the vengeful waves... / Perhaps their future Tyrants non they spare; lower right in plate: Engraved with J. R. Smith Mezzotinto Engraver to his Royal Highness Prince of Wales.

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
Frankau, Julia. John Raphael Smith: His Life and Works. London: MacMillan and Co., 1902.