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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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Head, possibly published by John Smith - NPG D11844

Head

possibly published by John Smith
mezzotint, 17th century
NPG D11844

Head, published by William Vincent - NPG D11845

Head

published by William Vincent
mezzotint, 17th century
NPG D11845

Flight into Egypt, by William Vincent, possibly published by  John Smith - NPG D11889

Flight into Egypt

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

Algernon Sidney, probably by Edward Lutterell (Luttrell), after  Justus van Egmont - NPG D11958

Algernon Sidney

probably by Edward Lutterell (Luttrell), after Justus van Egmont
mezzotint, (1663)
NPG D11958

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury, by Edward Lutterell (Luttrell), published by  John Smith, after  John Greenhill - NPG D11961

Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 1st Earl of Shaftesbury

by Edward Lutterell (Luttrell), published by John Smith, after John Greenhill
mezzotint, (circa 1672-1673)
NPG D11961

Abraham Simon, by Abraham Blooteling (Bloteling), after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11902

Abraham Simon

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

Thomas Killigrew, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  John Smith, after  Willem Wissing - NPG D11949

Thomas Killigrew

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

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 - NPG 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

Elizabeth Montagu (née Wriothesley), Countess of Montagu when Countess of Northumberland, by Isaac Beckett, published by  Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG 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

Cupid and Psyche, by Isaac Beckett, published by  John Smith, after  Alessandro Turchi - NPG D11729

Cupid and Psyche

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

Diana resting near a fountain, by Robert Robinson, published by  John Smith, after  Pietro da Cortona - NPG D11732

Diana resting near a fountain

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

Naked woman with head of a bear, possibly published by John Smith, after  Unknown artist - NPG D11734

Naked woman with head of a bear

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

Andromeda, published by John Smith, after  Marcellus Laroon - NPG D11736

Andromeda

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

Tobias and the Angel, by and published by Bernard Lens (II), printed and sold by  John King, after  Jacob Symonsz. Pynas (Pinas) - NPG 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

Daniel in the Lions Den, published by John Smith, after  Dirck Barendsz - NPG D11744

Daniel in the Lions Den

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

Daniel in the Lions Den, published by John Smith - NPG D11745

Daniel in the Lions Den

published by John Smith
mezzotint, 1680-1700
NPG D11745

Love, Hope and Beauty, published by John Smith, after  Simon Vouet - NPG D11749

Love, Hope and Beauty

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

Woman playing a pipe in a tavern, published by John Smith, after  David Teniers Jr - NPG D11752

Woman playing a pipe in a tavern

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

Cupid grinding his arrows, published by John Smith, after  Francesco Albani - NPG D11759

Cupid grinding his arrows

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

James Laroche ('O Rare show'), published by John Smith, after  Egbert van Heemskerck the Elder - NPG D11761

James Laroche ('O Rare show')

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