JOHNSON, Dr. SAMUEL (1709-1784, critic, poet and lexicographer)
PORTRAIT BY JAMES WATSON (1739/40?-1790) AFTER SIR JOSHUA REYNOLDS P.R.A. (1723-1792),
mezzotint, half-length, almost in profile facing right, hands held before him, on the right a column base with inkstand, quill, books and a roll of paper, the artists' and sitter's names, R.Sayer's Excudit, the printer's name (Sayer) and address and the date 1770 in engraved letters below, laid down on board, trimmed to the plate line at the foot, otherwise a very good impression, 173/4 x 127/8 in (45.1 x 32.7 cm), platemark.
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