GOLDSMITH, OLIVER (1728-1774, poet, novelist and playwright, close friend of Reynolds)
PORTRAIT BY GIUSEPPE MARCHI (?1735-1808) AFTER SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS P.R.A. (1723-1792),
mezzotint, half-length, in profile facing left, forefinger retaining a place in a book, a fine early nineteenth-century impression ['R. Sayer Excudit'], unobtrusive splitting round part of the plate line, otherwise in fine condition, 18 x 13 in (45.7 x 33 cm), first published for Robert Sayer on 1 December 1770, and still titled as such (but early nineteenth-century).