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Inscription

lower left in plate: Zoffanij Pinxit; lower center in plate: J. Boydell Excudit / MR. FOOTE in the Character of MAJOR STURGEON, / in the Mayor of Garrat. / Published according to Act of Parliament August 14th 1765. by JOHN BOYDELL, Engraver, in Cheapside, LONDON; lower right in plate: J.G. Haid fecit.

Provenance

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

Exhibition History
1994
Theatre: The Age of Garrick: English Mezzotints from the Collection of the Honorable Christopher Lennox-Boyd. The Courtauld Institute Galleries, London, 1996, no. 14.
Bibliography
1854
Le Blanc, Charles. Manuel de l'amateur d'estampes, contenant le dictionnaire des graveurs de toutes les nations, dans lequel sont decrites les estampes rares, precieuses et interessantes avec l'indication de leurs differents etats et des prix auxquels: undesc.
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.
1926
Russell, Charles Edward. English Mezzotint Portraits and Their States. 2 vols. London: Halton and Truscott Smith, Ltd., 1926.