|Dimensions||Image 135 x 91 mm, Plate 150 x 93 mm, Sheet 212 x 127 mm|
Inscription beneath title reads: From a Picture of him in the Possession of Marmaduke Lord Langdale,/ at Holme on Spaldingmore. 1744.
Marmaduke Langdale, first Baron Langdale of Holme (1598 - 1661) was a Royalist commander in the English Civil War. In 1648 he escaped execution by the Parlimentarians by fleeing to Spain. At the Restoration he was created Baron Langdale.
William Humphrey (c.1742 - c.1814), was an engraver and printseller who excelled in mezzotint portraits. He was the elder brother of Hannah Humphrey, the London bookseller who distributed the work of James Gillray. Humphrey opened a print shop in 1774 from where he specialised in the publication of satirical mezzotints, publishing both his own engravings and those of other artists. He gave up publishing at the beginning of the 1780s and concentrated instead on dealing in portrait prints, acting as agent for many private collectors.
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