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Inscription

lower left in plate: Iosh:Wright Pinxt.; lower center in plate: Publish'd. Decr 2d.1771.; lower right in plate: W:Pether.Fecit; across bottom in plate: A FARRIER'S SHOP. / Sold by W. Pether Gt. Russell St. Bloomsbury.; by later hand, center verso: 19; by later hands, lower left verso: 17 13 / FTS found July 1898 / [British pound] t.t.x / fol. 434 / [U?].C.; by later hands, lower right verso: #22 / 5231 / 30

Provenance

Frederic R. Halsey (1847-1918), New York (Lugt 1308); Dr. Ruth B. Benedict (1913-1993), Washington; bequest to NGA, 1994.

Exhibition History
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994, no. 45.
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.
1994
A Discerning Eye: Prints and Drawings Given by Ruth B. Benedict. Exh. cat. National Gallery of Art, Washington, 1994: no. 45.