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Inscription

lower left in plate: Metzu pinxit. / Published Jany. 7th 1771 by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside; lower right in plate: James Watson Fecit.

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.
1904
Goodwin, Gordon. Thomas Watson, James Watson, Elizabeth Judkins. London, 1904.