BURNS, ROBERT (1759-1796, Scottish poet)
Lot 32
BURNS, ROBERT (1759-1796, Scottish poet)
£500 - 800
US$ 810 - 1,300

Lot Details
BURNS, ROBERT (1759-1796, Scottish poet)
PORTRAIT BY HENRY SAMUEL SADD (1811-1893), AFTER ALEXANDER NASMYTH (1758-1840), mezzotint, head and shoulders, in an oval, dated New York 1847, lettered 'From the celebrated Picture by Alex.r Naysmyth Painted in 1787', framed and glazed, size of image 18 x 13½ inches (45.5 x 34.5 cm), overall size 25 x 19¾ inches (63 x 50 cm), New York 1847

Footnotes

  • The American version of this celebrated portrait. Nasmyth is said to have remarked of the mezzotints produced in his lifetime (this is a later version) that they were a 'more true & lively resemblance' than his own picture.

    Henry S. Sadd was a mezzotint engraver born in England, where he exhibited in London until going to America in around 1840. He spent the 1840s in New York and exhibited at the National Academy. After 1849, he emigrated to Australia where he died.
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