"Lady Erskine, Rare Mezzotint By James Watson, Circa 1759"Janet (née Wedderburn), Lady Erskine
Rare etching in the black manner (mezzotinto) by James Watson (ca 1740-1790) after a portrait of Allan Ramsay (1713-1784).
Published by Robert Sayer and Carrington Bowles (ca 1759).
36 x 25.8 cm (not framed)
Small margins on the outside as usual
Trace of an old fold at the top left.
Small tear in the bottom left margin.
Otherwise very good condition.
Ref .: Goodwin 143.III, Chalonner Smith 1883 52.III
See the copy kept at the National Portrait Gallery in London
This magnificent portrait is very rare for sale ( last appearance on 24.06.1992, Kornfeld sale, Berne).