|Dimensions||Image and Plate 30 x 32 mm, Sheet 162 x 138 mm|
A scarce Sommerville circle-shaped minature portrait of a bearded man.
Inscription in black ink, written by Bindon Blood: "Etched on metal by Daniel Somerville 1797. This is what W: Lezars calls his Alto Relievo of 1819".
Inscription on verso in pencil, possibly also Bindon Blood: "Watson 1838".
Daniel Somerville (fl. 1797-1825) was a Scottish painter and printmaker, active in Edinburgh. He had a workshop on 5 St James Square, and specialised in landscapes, views, but also produced several portraits.
Ex. Col,: Bindon Blood (1775-1855), collection sold at Sotheby's in 1856. Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd.
Condition: Small circle-shaped print. Excellent, strong impression. Overall time toning to paper.