Sir Richard Pearson

Method Mezzotint
Artist James Watson after Charles Grignion
Published Published Novr. 1st. 1780, by John Boydell, Engraver, in Cheapside London
Dimensions Image 352 x 277 mm, Plate 376 x 277, Sheet 400 x 284 mm
Notes Scratched-letter proof before plate reduced, and titled.

Sir Richard Pearson (1731 - 1806) Captain of teh Royal Navy, Lieut-Governor of Greenwich Hospital. He was later knighted for bravery as Captain of the Serapis.

James Watson (1740 - 1790) Mezzotinter, born Dublin. He moved to London by the late 1750s. A pupil of McArdell, his latest plate is dated 1778. Father of Caroline; Elizabeth Judkins was his sister-in-law; Thomas Watson was no relation.

Charles Grignion (1752/54 - 1804) History and portrait painter, son of Charles Grignion, the engraver; pupil of Cipriani in RA Schools 1769. Grignion won gold medal RA 1776, he exhibited at the . RA 1770-84 and was awarded a travelling scholarship to Rome in 1782, where he remained until death, moving to Leghorn during the Napoleonic invasions.

Chaloner Smith 115.I, Goodwin 125.I

Ex. Col.: Hon. Christopher Lennox-Boyd

Condition: Good strong impression, light creasing to sheet.
Framing mounted
Price £200.00
Stock ID 25473