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489 Portraits in set: John Smith mezzotints, 1683-1729

486 mezzotints by John Smith, many after portraits by Sir Godfrey Kneller. Smith was the leading exponent of mezzotint production in Britain during the late 17th century and this set, bound in 3 volumes, is believed to have been assembled by him towards the end of his career for sale to a collector.

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D11844

Head

possibly published by John Smith
mezzotint, 17th century
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D11845

Head

published by William Vincent
mezzotint, 17th century
NPG D11845

D11889

Flight into Egypt

by William Vincent, possibly published by John Smith
mezzotint, 17th century
NPG D11889

D11958

Algernon Sidney

probably by Edward Lutterell or Luttrell, after Justus van Egmont
mezzotint, (1663)
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D11961

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

by Edward Lutterell or Luttrell, published by John Smith, after John Greenhill
mezzotint, (circa 1672-1673)
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D11902

Abraham Simon

by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1673-1690
NPG D11902

D11949

Thomas Killigrew

by Jan van der Vaart, published by John Smith, after William Wissing
mezzotint, circa 1674-1686
NPG D11949

D11673

John Maitland, Duke of Lauderdale; Elizabeth Murray, Duchess of Lauderdale and Countess of Dysart

by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, 1678-1679
NPG D11673

D11626

Elizabeth Montagu (née Wriothesley), Countess of Montagu when Countess of Northumberland

by Isaac Beckett, published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D11626

D11729

Cupid and Psyche

by Isaac Beckett, published by John Smith, after Alessandro Turchi
mezzotint, circa 1680-4
NPG D11729

D11732

Diana resting near a fountain

by Robert Robinson, published by John Smith, after Pietro da Cortona
mezzotint, 1680-1700
NPG D11732

D11734

Naked woman with head of a bear

possibly published by John Smith, after Unknown artist
mezzotint, 1680-1690
NPG D11734

D11736

Andromeda

published by John Smith, after Marcellus Laroon
mezzotint, 1680-1700
NPG D11736

D11740

Tobias and the Angel

by and published by Bernard Lens (II), printed and sold by John King, after Jacob Symonsz. Pynas (Pinas)
mezzotint, 1680-1700
NPG D11740

D11744

Daniel in the Lions Den

published by John Smith, after Dirck Barendsz
mezzotint, 1680-1700
NPG D11744

D11745

Daniel in the Lions Den

published by John Smith
mezzotint, 1680-1700
NPG D11745

D11749

Love, Hope and Beauty

published by John Smith, after Simon Vouet
mezzotint, 1680-1690
NPG D11749

D11752

Woman playing a pipe in a tavern

published by John Smith, after David Teniers Jr
mezzotint, circa 1680-1700
NPG D11752

D11759

Cupid grinding his arrows

published by John Smith, after Francesco Albani
mezzotint, 1680-1700
NPG D11759

D11761

James Laroche ('O Rare show')

published by John Smith, after Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder
mezzotint, 1680-1700
NPG D11761