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Inscription

lower center in plate: Christophorus Wren Eques. AEdificiorum REgalium Rer totam ANGLIAM... / ... Post fatale Incendium Ao. Dno. MDCLXVI. Architectus, Curatatorq, Generalis. l.c. A.D. 1713, Aet. 81.; by later hand in pen and ink: dec. 1722 aet. 90; lower left in plate: G. Kneller S. P. Imp. Et Angl. Eques Aur Pinx 1711, J. Smith: Fec.; lower left in plate: Sold by J. Smith at ye Lyon & CRwon in Russell Street Covent Garden

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.
1926
Russell, Charles Edward. English Mezzotint Portraits and Their States. 2 vols. London: Halton and Truscott Smith, Ltd., 1926.