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William Woollett engraving portrait Kisling

William Woollett

$650.00

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Antique print relating to Australia
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Portrait of William Woollett; half-length, seated three-quarters to right, a burin in his hand, resting the right forearm on a plate propped at an angle under his right elbow, looking studiously towards the viewer, with an angled pane to reflect light, visible in upper right, wearing a soft hat, coat, ruffled cravat and waistcoat. Lettered below the image with title and information about the engraver: 'Gravee par G. Kisling, Eleve de l'ecole de Gravure l'Universite de Vilno. (Planchel.)' French engraving after the original portrait engraving by John Keyse Sherwin, published in 1784. William Woollett (1735-85) was an important English 18th century line engraver. Woollett engraved several plates in Captain Cook's 'A voyage towards the South Pole, and round the World. Performed in His Majesty's ships the Resolution and Adventure, in the years 1772, 1773, 1774, and 1775. Written by James Cook, Commander of the Resolution ...', 1777. Wove paper.
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artist G Kisling
method Copper-line engraving
date C1785
size 330mm by 250mm (platemark)
SKU AU6430