|Artist||James Hopwood the Younger after John Michael Williams|
|Dimensions||Image 102 x 82 mm, Plate 172 x 112 mm, Sheet 223 x 138 mm|
James Hopwood the Younger was a British painter and stipple engraver for magazines and annuals. Active in the first half of the nineteenth century, he was the son of James Hopwood I. He trained at the Royal Academy schools and exhibited both painted and engraved portraits from 1801.
John Michael Williams was a British portrait painter active between 1743 and 1780. A pupil of Richardson he moved to Ireland in 1777. Chaloner Smith suggests that he may be responsible for a mezzotint of the Young Pretender in female disguise.
James Gibbs (1682 - 1754) was a British architect. Born in Aberdeen, Gibbs travelled extensively as a young man. In Italy he trained as an architect under Carlo Fontana. In London, he was responsible for the church of St. Mary-le-Strand, and the rebuilding of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. In Oxford, he was responsible for the Radcliffe Camera; the completion of the interior of Codrington Library, All Souls; and a new screen in the Hall of St John's. He was elected a member of the Society of Antiquaries in London in 1726 and fellow of the Royal Society in 1729. He published 'A Book of Architecture' (1728); 'Rules for Drawings the Several Parts of Architecture' (1732); and 'Biblioteca Radcliviana' (1747).
Condition: Three small holes in right margin of sheet, not affecting image.