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73 Portraits in set:

William Say mezzotints, circa 1803-34

93 mezzotints or fragments of mezzotints, mainly portraits of eminent figures but including a few subjects, by the early 19th century engraver William Say. Some of the prints have been heightened with white and pencil. All of the mezzotints have been cropped or cut into sections and mounted into an album. The leaves on which they are pasted have been annotated with sitter names and subject titles. A typescript index of sitters is included at the front of the album. Formerly in the collection of the engraver’s son Frederick Richard Say (fl. 1826-1858).