Signed, in plate, lower right margin: Robert Marcuard sculpt. [t superscirpt] [curved around bottom right of oval image]; titled, in plate, lower center margin: FRANCIS BARTOLOZZI ESQR. [R superscript] / Ex Academia Regali Artium Londinis.; inscribed, in plate, lower left margin: Sr. [r superscript] Joshua Reynolds pinxt. [t superscript] [curved around bottom left of oval image]; inscribed, in plate, lower center margin: Pubd. [d superscript] as the Act directs Jany.1.1788 [y superscript] by Colnaghia Co. No. [o in Co and No superscript] 132 Pall Mall; inscribed, in graphite, on mount sheet, lower left: Sujets Istoirig [possibly, in script]; inscribed, in graphite, on mount sheet, lower center: 42; stamped, in ink, on mount sheet, lower left: MAPPE 42; stamped, in ink, on mount sheet, lower right: BLATT 29
T.Barton Thurber, The Artful Disposition of Shades: The Great Age of English Mezzotints, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, Capital Offset Company Inc., 2010, checklist p. 22.
Collection of Prince of Liechtenstein; Helmut H. Rumbler, Frankfurt, Germany; sold to present collection, 2008.
Nagler 29; Le Blanc 22
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