The artist Gerard Lairesse. 1778.
John Hamilton Mortimer
* 1740 in Eastbourne † 1779 in London
Etching. Size of sheet: 30.1. x 20.2. cm.
Literature: Sunderland 140.8
Fine impression with small margins. The image of the Dutch artist who happened to be also an excellent printmaker Gerard de Lairesse (Liège 1641–1711 Amsterdam)
From the series Fifteen Etchings Dedicated to Sir Joshua Reynolds published shortly after Mortimer’s election as ARA in November.
Sir Joshua Reynolds was the President of the Royal Academy at that time.