The Honble. Augustus Keppel Commanding His Majesty's Ship Torbay, Novr. 20th 1759

Method Mezzotint
Artist Edward Fisher after Sir Joshua Reynolds
Published Sold by Edwd. Fischer at Mr. Fryar's in Great Queen Street, Pr. 5s. [1759]
Dimensions Image 423 x 354 mm, Sheet 467 x 354 mm
Notes Admiral Augustus Keppel, 1st Viscount Keppel PC (25 April 1725 – 2 October 1786) was an officer of the Royal Navy during the Seven Years' War and the War of American Independence. During the Seven Years' War, his ship, the Torbay, was the first in action at the Battle of Quiberon Bay in 1759, which this print makes reference to.

Edward Fisher (1730–c.1785) was an Irish-born mezzotint engraver, focusing primarily on portraits, who worked in London.

Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792) was one of the most important figures of the eighteenth century art world. He was the first President of the Royal Academy and Britain's leading portrait painter. Through a series of lectures on the Discourses on Art at the Royal Academy he defined the style later known as the Grand Manner, an idealised Classical aesthetic. He had a profound impact on the theory and practice of art and helped to raise the status of portrait painting into the realm of fine art. A flamboyant socialite, Reynolds used his social contacts to promote himself and advance his career becoming one of the most prominent portrait painters of the period.

Chaloner Smith 34 ii/ii, Hamilton p43 ii/ii, O'Donoghue 688/5 ii/ii, Lennox-Boyd state ii/iii.

Condition: Trimmed within plate mark, discolouration to whole sheet, and large puncture whole in text, repaired puncture and large crease across torso of figure.
Framing unmounted
Price £100.00
Stock ID 36121