George Frederick Handel

Method Mezzotint
Artist after Thomas Hudson
Published [c.1760]
Dimensions Image 256 x 218 mm, Plate 282 x 220 mm, Sheet 372 x 258 mm
Notes First of two states. Before letters with cleaned inscription space.

George Frederick Händel (1685-1759) was a German musical composer. Born in Halle, he worked in Hamburg, Italy and Hanover, before settling in London in 1712. He enjoyed both royal patronage and public adulation.

Thomas Hudson (1701-1779) was a British portrait painter and collector of Old Master drawings. Born in Devon, he was a pupil of Richardson, whose daughter he married in 1725. He was active in the West Country and London between 1730 and 1740. His draperies were frequently painted by Joseph Van Aken, who also worked for Ramsay and Pickering. Reynolds was his apprentice between 1740 and 1743. He also taught Wright of Derby and Mortimer. He visited France and the Netherlands in 1748, and visited Italy briefly with Roubiliac in 1752. He exhibited with the Society of Artists in 1761 and 1766.

Chaloner Smith not recorded, Lennox-Boyd state i/ii, O'Donoghue 433/14i/i, Russell ENA III 186

Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd

Condition: Horizontal crease in sheet. Foxing and small tears to margins of sheet.
Framing unmounted
Price £300.00
Stock ID 33830