Prints catalogue Smith

Early history of mezzotint

Catalogue of the portrait mezzotints by and published by John Smith

From the collection of the National Portrait Gallery unless stated otherwise. Impressions illustrated from other collections are distinguished by an asterisk*.

The following catalogues depart from the standard arrangement of mezzotint portraits as found in John Chaloner Smith's British Mezzotinto Portraits, London 1878-83. We have followed the National Portrait Gallery conventions of naming. In so doing we were obliged to depart from Chaloner Smith's alphabetical ordering. For example in Chaloner Smith the mezzotint by John Smith of Frederick William, King of Prusssia is found under 'P', and is number 204, whereas in the following catalogue he is named Frederick William I, King of Prussia, is found under 'F', and is number 99.

We have attempted to trace the location of paintings that the prints reproduce, concentrating on the prime versions. Occasionally the whereabouts of a painting remains unknown. We have also provided some references to secondary sources where relevant.


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Robert Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury and 2nd Earl of Elgin, by John Smith, after  Sir Peter Lely, 1687 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury and 2nd Earl of Elgin
by John Smith, after Sir Peter Lely
1687
NPG D7181

1.
D7181
Robert Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury
By John Smith, after Sir Peter Lely
Mezzotint
11 3/8 in. x 7 3/4 in. (290 mm x 197 mm) plate size
1687
Lettered in two lines The Right Hon.ble Robert late Earle of Ailesbury, /... his Ma.ties Household &c.
Below left P. Lely pinx

As described.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-4389), London (NPG, D7181, in pen and ink I. Becket fe).
[See also large scale unsigned mezzotint: 380 mm x 270 mm
Eton (CL, Storer Granger, vol. IV, part III, fol. 63).]

References: CS 1 (John Smith); Wessely 1; BM 3.
Location of original painting and related material: Whole length portrait by Sir Peter Lely in the Brudenell collection, Deene Park, Corby, Northamptonshire (Beckett 1951, 5). See also the engraving by Robert White (BM 2).


 
Arnold Joost van Keppel, 1st Earl of Albemarle, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1700 (1700) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Arnold Joost van Keppel, 1st Earl of Albemarle
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1700 (1700)
NPG D11567

2.
D11567
Arnold Joost van Keppel, 1st Earl of Albemarle
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
13 3/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (341mm x 250 mm) plate size
1700 (1700)
Lettered in four lines The Right Hon.ble. Arnolde Joost Earl of Albemarle, Viscount Bury, Baron Ashford of Ashford ... Order of the Garter &c.
Below left G. Kneller S.R. Imp. & Angl: Eques: Aur: pinx:
Below centre I. Smith fec
Below right Sold by I. Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russel street Covent Garden

I Before the lettering. Unfinished.
Eton (CL, Storer Granger, Period VII, Class I-III, fol. 51, with lettering in pen and ink), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, pt. V, p. 224, in pen and ink: Arnold Joost E of Albermarle).
II With silhouette of leaves at lower right. With further leaves and branches at top left. The helmet more defined and further work on plumes of feathers.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-4390, touched with white bodycolour, especially in the hair and around right shoulder, trimmed to platemark, and another in large Smith vol. I, p. 2), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, pt. V, p. 224, with pen and ink inscriptions), Plymouth (CAG, COP16, f. 138, trimmed).
III Lettered. Before holes in helmet visor.
London (BM, 1874-8-8-1241, margins, large Smith vol. I, p. 2 ).
IV As described. With eight holes on helmet visor. With stitching on garment and braiding on fringes of drapery.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-657), Chatsworth (Smith vol. I, fol. 75, fine, trimmed), Glasgow (HAG, GLAHA 16396), London (BM, 1902-10-11-4391), London (NPG, D11567), New York (NYPL, vol. 1, fol. 163, dated 1700), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. I, fol. 74), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, pt. V, p. 224), Paris (BN, Ec. 85, fol. 116, trimmed), Windsor (RL, RCIN 657475).
V Posthumously published. Reworked. The holes in visor worn.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-4392).

References: CS 2 II; Wessely 2; BM 1; Stewart 28.
Location of original painting and related material: Unknown. Three quarter length portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1700, formerly in the collection of the Earl of Albemarle, Quidenham Hall, Norwich, Norfolk; photograph in the Heinz Archive and Library, NPG, London.


 
William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1705 (circa 1704) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Anne Keppel, 2nd Earl of Albemarle
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1705 (circa 1704)
NPG D11571

3.
D11571
William Anne Keppel, Lord Bury, later 2nd Earl of Albemarle
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
13 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (347 mm x 251 mm) plate size
1705 (circa 1704)
Lettered The Lord Bury.
Below left G. Kneller S.R. Imp. & Angl. Eques Aur. pinx.
Below centre I. Smith fec.
Below right Sold by I. Smith at the Lyon & Crown in Russel street Covent Garden.

I Before the lettering.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-4446, trimmed to platemark).
II As described.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-682), Chatsworth (Smith vol. I, fol. 86), Eton (CL, Storer Granger, Period VIII, Class I-II, opp. fol. 65), Glasgow (HAG, GLAHA 16230), London (BM, 1902-10-11-4447 and large Smith vol. I, p. 14), London (NPG, D11571), New York (NYPL, vol. 2, fol. 40, dated 1705), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. II, fol. 54), Paris (BN, Ec. 85, fol. 127, fine impression, trimmed), Plymouth (CAG, COP17, f. 13, trimmed), Windsor (RL, RCIN 657487-8, the latter cut removing lettering).
III Posthumously published.
?London (BM, 1902-10-11-4448).

References: CS 32 I; Wessely 34; BM 2; Stewart 33.
Location of original painting and related material: Unknown. A copy (after John Smith?) with Sotheby's, 21/7/1982, lot 6.


Henry Aldrich, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1699 (1696) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Aldrich
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1699 (1696)
NPG D11585

4.
D11585
Henry Aldrich
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
13 5/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (345 mm x 248 mm) plate size
1699 (1696)
Lettered in three lines Henricus Aldrich S.T.P. / Ecclesi æ Christi Oxon Decanus / Obijt Dec. 14. mo. 1710. Æ tatis Su æ 63.
Below left G. Kneller Eques pinx: 1696
Below right I. Smith fec: et ex.
Bottom right Sold by I. Smith at the Lyon and Crown Russell Street Covent Garden

I Before the lettering.
Oxford (AM,Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. I, pt. XI, p. 674).
II Lettered: Henricus Aldrich S.T.P. / Ecclesi æ Christi Oxon Decanus.
Below left [before date]: G.Kneller Eques pinx:
Below right: I.Smith fec: et ex:
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OG-1252).
III Below right: Sold by I.Smith at the Lyon and Crown in Russell Street Covent Garden
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-659).
IV Lettered with final line of lettering. Before date 1696.
Cambridge (Magdalene, Pepys Collection, vol. III, fol. 118), Chatsworth (Smith vol. I, fol. 124), London (BM, P.7-213 and 1902-10-11-4393 ...4394), New York (NYPL, vol. 1, fol. 149, dated 1699), Oxford (Christ Church, frontispiece to Smith vol. I, album Y, with note These Prints was Collected by the Reverend / Dr. Aldrich Dean of Christ Church in ye year 1704 and vol. II, album Z), Paris (BN, Ec. 86, fol. 7, cut, and Cd. 12 ca, fol. 5, with 1699. inscribed in brown ink, lower right, and three insect holes, cut), Plymouth (CAG, COP16, f. 57, with 1696 inscribed in pencil after pinx:, cut).
V As described.
Eton (CL, Storer Granger, Period VII, classes IV to VII, opp. fol. 24), Glasgow (HAG, GLAHA 16418), London (NPG, D11585), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. I, pt. XI, p. 674), Paris (BN, Ec. 86, fol. 8, dark impression, cut), Plymouth (CAG, COP16, f. 57, trimmed), Windsor (RL, RCIN 650129).
VI Posthumously published. Reworked.

References: CS 3 III; Wessely 3; BM 1; Stewart 36.
Location of original painting and related material: Portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller in the collection of Christ Church, Oxford (Lane Poole III, 98; Stewart 36).


5.
William Johnston, 1st Marquess of Annandale

By John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint and engraving
17 3/4 in. x 12 1/4 in. (455 mm x 315 mm) plate size
1703

I Lettering on scrolls beneath coats of arms around oval.
Principal coat of arms below with motto: NUNQUAM NON PARATUS
Below left: G. Kneller S.R. Imp. et Angl. Eques Aur. pinx.
Below right : I Smith fec. 1703.
Lettered beneath in four lines: William Marquis of Annandale Earl of Hartfell, Viscount of Annan, Lord Johnstone of Lochwood Lochmaben /... and One of the Lords Extraordinar of the Session, &c.
London (BM, P.8-71, trimmed), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. I, fol. 88), Oxford* (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, pt. VIII, p. 426, two impressions), Paris (BN, Ec. 85, fol. 110, fine impression, cut).
II Change of lettering to lower scroll on right side with 'Marquiss of / Douglas' altered to Duke of / Douglas.
Arms in centre altered with badge of the thistle and motto: NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSET
Additional lettering below: Lord Privy Seal for Scotland ... Knight of the Most Noble & Most Ancient Order of the Thistle. Andr. Iohnstone Ex.

References: CS 13; Wessely 13; BM 1.
Location of original painting and related material: Three quarter length portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller in the Hope-Johnstone collection, Raehills, Dumfries and Galloway (Stewart 40).


Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1720 (1719) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1720 (1719)
NPG D11639

6.
D11639
Anne, Princess of Orange
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
13 5/8 in. x 9 5/8 in. (345 mm x 245 mm) plate size
1720 (1719)
Lettered in two lines: Her Highness Princess Ann / Eldest Daughter to his Royal Highness George Prince of Wales.
Below left G. Kneller Baronet.s pinx. 1719.
Below centre Ab Originali J. Smith Fecit 1720.
Below right Sold by J. Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russel Street Covent-Garden

I Before the lettering.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-4404), Windsor (RL, RCIN 603960 [proof lacks a curl by left eye, sky and row of trees not defined, leaves for wreath unfinished]).
II As described.
Eton (CL, Storer Granger, Period VIII, Class I-II, opp. fol. 40 and fol. 40, cut), Glasgow (HAG, GLAHA 16371), London (BM, 1902-10-11-8089, 1902-10-11-4405, and large Smith vol. I, p. 6), London (NPG, D11639), London (UCL, Strang G2018, sheet), New Haven (B1974.12.379), New York (NYPL, vol. 2, fol. 138, sheet), Paris (BN, Ec. 86, fol. 80, cut, and Cd. 9, fol. 83, cut), Plymouth (CAG, COP17, f. 27, trimmed), Windsor (RL, RCIN 603961).
III Posthumously published.

References: CS 11 I; Wessely 11; BM 10; Stewart 53.
Location of original painting and related material: Unknown. See also the reduced version by John Smith (CS 12; BM 11), the mezzotint by John Faber jr (CS 11; BM 12) and the mezzotint by John Simon (CS 12).


Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1720 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange
published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1720
NPG D11938

7.
D11938
Anne, Princess of Orange
Published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
7 3/4 in. x 5 5/8 in. (198 mm x 144 mm) plate size
1720
Lettered Her Highness Princess Ann.
Below left G. Kneller Baronet.s pinx.
Below right Sold by J. Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russell-street Covent-Garden

I Before the lettering. Margin uncleared.
Windsor (RL, RCIN 603965).
II As described.
Glasgow (HAG, GLAHA 16327), London (BM, 1870-5-14-220, 1902-10-11-4406 ...4407, and large Smith vol. I, p. 6, margins), London (NPG, D11938), New York (NYPL, vol. 2, fol. 144), Windsor (RL, RCIN 603967).
III Posthumously published.

References: CS 12 I; Wessely 12; BM 11.
Location of original painting and related material: Unknown. Reduced, reversed version of the mezzotint by John Smith (CS 11).


Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  William Wissing, after  Jan van der Vaart, 1687 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark
by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after William Wissing, after Jan van der Vaart
1687
NPG D11529

8.
D11529
Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark
By John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after William Wissing, after Jan Van der Vaart
Mezzotint
16 1/2 in. x 10 1/8 in. (420 mm x 258 mm), cut
1687
Lettered Her Royall Highness the Princess Ann of Denmark
Below left W Wissing and / I Vandervaart. } Pinxit
Below centre I.Smith fecit
Below right towards centre Cum Privilegio Regis
Below right Sold by E Cooper at ye 3 / Pidgeons in Bedford Street

I Before the lettering.
London (BM, 1874-8-8-2317, trimmed below).
II As described.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-660), Eton (CL, Storer Granger, vol. IV, part III, opp. fol. 48), London (BM, 1902-10-11-4402 ... 4403), London (NPG, D11529 and D11997), New York (NYPL, vol. 1, fol. 42, dated 1687), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. I, pt. IX, p. 562), Paris (BN, Ec. 86, fol. 81, cut), Windsor (RL, RCIN 603339).

References: CS 10; Wessely 4; BM 11.
Location of original painting and related material: Whole length portrait by William Wissing and Jan Van der Vaart in the collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh (PG 939). Similar to the portrait of Lady Brownlow by Wissing at Grimsthorpe Castle, Lincolnshire and to the mezzotint after it by John Smith (CS 26; BM 1). Mezzotint copy as Christina Charlotta, Duchess of Wurttemberg, by Pieter Schenck (H. XXV, 543).


Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1692 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1692
NPG D11528

9.
D11528
Queen Anne when Princess of Denmark
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
13 3/4 in. x 9 7/8 in. (348 mm x 250 mm) plate size
1692
Lettered Her Royal Highness Princess Ann of Denmark
Below left G Kneller Eques pinx
Below right I Smith fec: et excudit.

I Before the lettering. Margin uncleared.
Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. I, pt. XII, p. 752).
II As described.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-661), Cambridge (Magdalene, Pepys Collection, vol. I, fol. 146), Glasgow (HAG, GLAHA 16358 and 1092, in pen and ink: 1692), London (BM, 1902-10-11-4395, and 1902-10-11-8074), London (NPG, D11528, D8369, D11049 and D11987), New York (NYPL, vol. 1, fol. 88, dated 1692), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. I, fol. 13), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. I, pt. XII, p. 752), Paris (BN, Ec. 86, fol. 84, cut, and Cd. 12 ca, fol. 10, cut), Plymouth (CAG, COP17, f. 26, trimmed), Windsor (RL, RCIN 603332).
III Posthumously published. Retouched.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-4396, 1902-10-11-8075)

References: CS 4 II; Wessely 10; BM 9; Stewart 45.
Location of original painting and related material: Three quarter length portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller in the collection of the National Trust, Chirk Castle, Denbighshire (Stewart 45).


10.
Queen Anne
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
13 1/4 in. x 9 5/8 in. (340 mm x 245 mm) plate size
?1702-1727

I Lettered in two lines: Serenissima et Potentissima Anna, D.G. Angli æ,
Scoti æ Franci æ et / ... die Aprilis Anno 1702.
Below left: G.Kneller S.R. Imp: et Angl: Eques Aur: pinx:
Below centre: I Smith fec:
Below right: Sold by I Smith at the Lyon & Crown in Russel street Covent Garden
London (BM, 1902-10-11- 4397, margins), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. I, fol. 14), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, pt. VII, p. 336), Paris (BN, Ec. 86, fol. 86, cut), Plymouth (CAG, COP16, f. 16, trimmed).
II Hair retouched. Peardrop earrings and Garter star added. The pearls in necklace increased from 13 to 15 beads. Face thickset.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-662), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, pt. VII, p. 336), Windsor (RL, RCIN 603369).
III Retouched. Pearls removed from hair, which is much altered and increased.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-OB-32-667), London* (BM, 1902-10-11-4398), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. I, fol. 15), Plymouth (CAG, COP16, f. 18, trimmed).

References: CS 5; Wessely 7; BM 25.
Location of original painting and related material: Unknown. The bust derives from the whole length portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller in the collection of the Inner Temple, London, with variations (hair, sleeves). See the reduced, reversed version of the mezzotint by John Smith (CS 6). See also CS 7 by John Smith for comparison with CS 5.


11.
Queen Anne
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller
Mezzotint
7 3/4 in. x 5 3/4 in. (200 mm x 146 mm) plate size
Lettered in two lines Serenissima Anna D.G. Angl. Scot. Fran. et Hiber. / Regina &c. Inaugurata XXIII[o] die Aprilis Anno. 1702.
Below left G. Kneller Eques pinx.
Below right I. Smith fe. et ex.

As described.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-664), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. I, fol. 2), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, pt. VII, p. 360), Plymouth (CAG, COP16, f. 104, cut), Windsor (RL, RCIN 603373, trimmed removing artists' signatures).

References: CS 6; not listed Wessely; not in BM.
Location of original painting and related material: A reduced, reversed version of the mezzotint by John Smith (CS 5).


Queen Anne, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1706 (1703) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Anne
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1706 (1703)
NPG D11532

12.
D11532
Queen Anne
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
13 3/8 in. x 9 3/4 in. (340 mm x 247 mm) plate size
1706 (1703)
Lettered in two lines Serenissima et Potentissima Anna D.G. Angli æ Scoti æ Franci æ et / Hiberni æ Regina &c. Inaugurata XXIIIo. die Aprilis Anno 1702.
Below left G.Kneller S.R. Imp. et Angl. Eques Aur. pinx.
Below centre I Smith fec.
Below right Sold by I Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russel street Covent Garden

I As described.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-663), Glasgow (HAG, GLAHA 16360), London (NPG, D11532), London (UCL, Strang G2017, sheet), New York (NYPL, vol. 2, fol. 52, dated 1706), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. I, fol. 16), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Clarendon vol. III, pt. I, opening dedicatory pages), Paris (BN, Ec. 86, fol. 87, cut, and Cd. 12 ca, fol. 7, cut), Plymouth (CAG, COP16, f. 19, trimmed).
II Reworked, hair and shadows darkened, corners outside oval made lighter.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-4399, margins, 1902-10-11-8080, and 1871-12-9-2787, cut around oval), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Clarendon vol. III, pt. I, opening dedicatory pages), Windsor (RL, RCIN 603370).
III Posthumously published. Retouched.

References: CS 7 I; Wessely 9; BM 32.
Location of original painting and related material: Whole length portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1703, in the collection of the Inner Temple, London (Stewart 47); also many studio versions of this state portrait. Similar to the mezzotint by John Smith (CS 5). A mezzotint copy by William Emmett (CS 1).


Queen Anne, published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1706 (1703) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Anne
published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1706 (1703)
NPG D11920

13.
D11920
Queen Anne
Published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
7 7/8 in. x 5 3/4 in. (201 mm x 146 mm) plate size
1706 (1703)

I Before the lettering.
London (NPG, D11920).
II Lettered in two lines: Serenissima Anna D.G. Angl. Scot: Fran et Hiber / Regina &c Inaugurata XXIIIo die Aprilis Anno 1702.
Below left: G.Kneller Eques pinx.
Below right: I Smith fe et ex.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-665), Eton (CL, Storer Burnet vol. IV, opp. title page, cut, and Storer Granger, Period VII, class I-III, fol. 14, cut), Glasgow (HAG, GLAHA 16313), London (BM, 1902-10-11-4400, cut to design, stuck to sheet with pen and ink lettering: Anne Reine d'Angelterre, Fille /de Jacques II. Femme &c.), New York (NYPL, vol. 2, fol. 8), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. I, fol. 2), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, pt. VII, p. 360), Plymouth (CAG, COP16, f. 105, with pen and brown ink inscription 1706, cut).
III Posthumously published. Retouched.
Windsor (RL, RCIN 603371).

References: CS 8 (undescribed unlettered proof state); Wessely 10?; BM 33.
Location of original painting and related material: Whole length portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1703, in the collection of the Inner Temple, London (Stewart 47). Reduced, reversed version of the mezzotint by John Smith (CS 7).


Queen Anne, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1715-1724 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Queen Anne
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1715-1724
NPG D11921

14.
D11921
Queen Anne
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
8 in. x 5 7/8 in. (203 mm x 149 mm) plate size
1709
Lettered in two lines Serenissima Anna D.G. Mag. Brit. Fran. et Hiber. / Regina &c. Inaugurata XXIIIo die Aprilis Anno. 1702.
Below left G. Kneller Eques pinx
Below right I. Smith fe et ex.

I As described.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-666), Eton (CL, Storer Granger, Period VII, Class I-III, fol. 14, cut), Glasgow (HAG, GLAHA 16315), London (BM, 1902-10-11-4401, margins), London (NPG, D11921), New York (NYPL, vol. 2, fol. 48), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. II, fol. 90, margins), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Clarendon vol. III, pt. I, opening dedicatory pages), Paris (BN, Ec. 86, fol. 85, cut, and Cd. 12 ca, fol. 6, cut), Plymouth (CAG, COP16, f. 103, with pen and brown ink inscription: 1709, cut), Windsor (RL, RCIN 603356).
II Posthumously published.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-8082).

References: CS 9; Wessely 8; BM 34.
Location of original painting and related material: Whole length portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller in the collection of the Duke of Buccleuch, Drumlanrig Castle, Dumfriesshire (Drumlanrig 1909, 28; Stewart 50).


15.
Sir William Anstruther, Lord Anstruther

By John Smith, after Sir John Baptist De Medina
Mezzotint
10 7/8 in. x 7 7/8 in. (280 mm x 202 mm) plate size
1694

I Before the lettering.
London (BM, 1874-8-8-1242, margins, with coat of arms drawn in pen and grey ink and graphite, and lettered in pen and brown ink : William Anstruther ... of Scotland).
II Before coat of arms.
Below left: Medina pinx:
Below right: Smith scul: 1694
Eton (CL, Storer Granger, Period VI, Classes LX, opp. fol. 89, below left in pen and ink: W.m Anstruther).
III Top left in design: Anno Ætatis. 44.
Top right: Anno Domi. 1694.
Lettered in four lines: William Anstruther of Anstruther one of their / ... the Kingdome of Scotland.
Motto on arms: Periissem nisi Periissem
Below left: I. B. de Medina Pinx
Below right: I. Smith fe:
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-668), Chatsworth (Smith vol. I, fol. 101, dark impression), London (BM, 1902-10-11-4408, margins), Oxford* (Christ Church, Smith vol. I, fol. 27, printed in red ink), Paris (BN, Ec. 85, fol. 130, trimmed), Windsor (RL, RCIN 650224).

References: CS 14; Wessely 14; BM 1.
Location of original painting and related material: Bust length portrait by Sir John de Medina, at one time in the Carmichael-Anstruther collection, Carmichael House, Lanarkshire; photograph (B/6535) in the Witt Library, Courtauld Institute, London.


Godard van Reede-Ginckel, 1st Earl of Athlone, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1692 (1692) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Godard van Reede-Ginckel, 1st Earl of Athlone
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1692 (1692)
NPG D11656

16.
D11656
Godert de Ginkel, 1st Earl of Athlone
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
13 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (345 mm x 250 mm) plate size
1692 (1692)
Lettered in two lines The Right Honoble. Godart Baron de Ginkel, Created Earl of Athlone, & Baron Aghrym, in Ireland ... & Genll of ye Horse in Flanders, &c.
Below left G Kneller Eques pinx:
Below right I: Smith fec: et exc:

I Before the lettering. Before some perforations in visor of helmet.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-4409, and another in large Smith vol. I, p. 8, small margins).
II As described.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-670), Cambridge (Magdalene, Pepys collection, vol. II, 2979/304), Chatsworth (Smith vol. I, fol. 69, fine), Eton (CL, Storer Burnet, vol. IV, opp. fol. 324, and Storer Granger, Period VII, Class I-III, opp. fol. 52), Glasgow (HAG, GLAHA 16395), London (BM, 1902-10-11-4410... 4413, latter cut to design, 1950-5-20-103), London (NPG, D11656), New York (NYPL, vol. 1, fol. 89, dated 1692), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. I, fol. 79, rich impression), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, p. 325), Paris (BN, Ec. 85, fol. 115, trimmed, and Cd. 12 ca, fol. 11, cut), Plymouth (CAG, COP16, f. 140, trimmed), Windsor (RL, RCIN 655143-4, the latter a later impression).
III Subtle retouches. Some highlights reinforced.
Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, p. 325).

References: CS 15 II; Wessely 17; BM 2; Stewart 64.
Location of original painting and related material: Three quarter length portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1692, in the collection of the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin (NGI 486; Stewart 64).


Henry Nassau, Count of Auverquerque, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1706 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henry Nassau, Count of Auverquerque
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1706
NPG D11701

17.
D11701
Henry Nassau, Count of Auverquerque
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
13 3/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (340 mm x 252 mm) plate size
1706
Lettered in two lines Henry Comte de Nassau D'Auverquerk Feld Marshall / des Armees de L.H.P. Les Etats Generaux des Provinces Vnies. &c.
Below left G.Kneller S.R. Imp. & Ang. Eques. aur. pinx.
Below centre I.Smith fec.
Below right Sold by I.Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russel-Street Covent Garden

I Before the lettering.
London (BM, large Smith vol. I, p. 33, touched in pen and ink along the profile of the face and some curls indicated, eyebrows, eyeball and shadow beneath nose touched in), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, pt. II, p. 78, in pen and red ink: Henry Nassau Conte D'auverquerque).
II As described.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-760), Chatsworth (Smith vol. I, fol. 91), Eton (CL, Storer Granger, Period VII, Class I-III, opp. fol. 54), Glasgow (HAG, GLAHA 16399), London (BM, 1902-10-11-4522), London (NPG, D11701), New York (NYPL, vol. 2, fol. 62, dated 1706), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, pt. II, p. 78), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. II, fol. 63), Paris (BN, Ec. 85, fol. 119, trimmed), Plymouth (CAG, COP16, f. 40, cut),
III Posthumously published.

References: CS 77 II; Wessely 132; BM 1; Stewart 66.
Location of original painting and related material: Three quarter length portrait attributed to Sir Godfrey Kneller in the collection of the Oranje-Nassau Museum, Delft (acc. no. 791; Stewart 66).


Isabella (née van Aerssen van Sommelsdijck), Countess of Auverquerque, by John Smith, after  Friedrich Wilhelm Weidemann, 1701 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Isabella (née van Aerssen van Sommelsdijck), Countess of Auverquerque
by John Smith, after Friedrich Wilhelm Weidemann
1701
NPG D575

18.
D575
Isabella (van Aerson), Countess of Auverquerque
By John Smith, after Friedrich Wilhelm Weidemann
Mezzotint
7 3/8 in. x 5 3/8 in. (188 mm x 139 mm), cut to plate line
1701
Lettered Madame D'Auverquerck
Below left [F.]W. Weideman pinx: 1701.
Below centre I. Smith fec:
Below right Sumptib.s hum.mi addictiss.mi E: I:

I Before the lettering. Unfinished, the folds in the clothing yet to be resolved.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-4524, small margins, in pen and brown ink: Madam D'Auverquerk, Below left, W Weidman pinx:, right corner, I Smith fec:)
II Before the lettering.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-4523, in pen and brown ink: Madame D'Auverquerck, Below left, FW Weideman pinx: 1701, right corner, I Smith Fec: 1701, and another in large Smith vol. I, p. 33), Paris (BN, Ec. 85, fol. 98, trimmed).
III As described.
Eton (CL, Storer Granger, period VII, classes VIII to IX, fol. 46), London (NPG, D575), New York (NYPL, vol. 1, fol. 159, dated 1701), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. I, fol. 25). [BM impression in Foreigners in England, Portraits.]
IV At lower right: I.Smith Fec:
London (BM, 1950-5-20-249, large Smith vol. I, p. 33), London (NPG, D1723).

References: CS 78; Wessely 15; BM 1.
Location of original painting and related material: Unknown. A three quarter length portrait of an unknown woman, possibly the Countess of Auverquerque, by unknown artist; photograph (1954) in the Heinz Archive and Library, NPG, London.


Hans Bagger, by John Smith, after  Saleman, 1698 - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Hans Bagger
by John Smith, after Saleman
1698
NPG D31185

19.
D31185
Hans Bagger
by John Smith, after Saleman
mezzotint
11 in. x 6 5/8 in. (280 mm x 167 mm) plate size
1698
Lettered Doct. Johannes Baggerus
Below in nine lines Salland æ Episcopus ... debuit axe Jubar. / Laurent Thura
Below left Saleman pinxit
Below right I. Smith fecit Londini

I Before the lettering. With a 15 mm band of scratching in the margin beneath design.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-4414, trimmed to platemark), New York (NYPL, vol. 1, fol. 139, lettered in pen and brown ink, signed and dated 1698, good margins, fine).
II As described.
Chatsworth (Smith vol. I, fol. 112, fine), London (BM, 1902-10-11-4415, margins), London (NPG, D12023 and D12030), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. I, fol. 25), Paris (BN, Ec. 86, fol. 1, trimmed).

References: CS 16 II; Wessely 18.
Location of original painting and related material: Unknown.


20.
Isaac Beckett
By John Smith, published by William Beckett
Mezzotint
9 3/8 in. x 7 3/8 in. (240 mm x 190 mm) plate size
1689

I Before the lettering.
London* (BM, 1902-10-11-4416, margins, in graphite: Mr Beckett.).
II Lettered: Isaac Beckett.
Below left : I Smith fec:
Below right: Sold by W.Beckett at the back side of the Royal Exchange
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-671, good margins, fine), Cambridge (Magdalene, Pepys Collection, 2980/263d), Chatsworth (Smith vol. I, fol. 142, fine), Eton (CL, Storer Granger, Period VI, classes LX, fol. 109, cut), London* (BM, 1902-10-11-4417, margins and P.6-168, Portraits, in pen and ink: 1689), Windsor (RL, RCIN 650760).

References: CS 17; Wessely 19; BM 1.
Location of original painting and related material: Unknown.


John Churchill, Marquess of Blandford, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1708 (circa 1695) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

John Churchill, Marquess of Blandford
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1708 (circa 1695)
NPG D11545

21.
D11545
John Churchill, Marquess of Blandford
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
16 in. x 9 3/4 in. (407 mm x 249 mm) plate size
1708 (circa 1695)
Lettered in four lines Pr æ stantissimus Nobilissimusq Johannes Churchill Marquio de Blandford ... Obijt X Kal: Mart: MDCCII.
Below left G. Kneller S.R. Imp. et Angl. Eques Aur. pinx.
Below centre I. Smith
Below right Sold by I. Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russell Street Covent Garden

I Unfinished proof. Before relief of Pan and without plant in pot on terrace. Landscape indistinct. Before marbling pattern on floor.
Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, pt. VII, p. 344), Windsor (RL, Coxe's Marlborough, I.166).
II Before the lettering.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-4418, trimmed below, and large Smith vol. I, p. 9, touched in black ink on the curls of the hair [the background less distinct, especially plants in pot, so possibly an intermediate state]).
III As described.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-695), Glasgow (HAG, GLAHA 16228), London (BM, 1902-10-11-4419 ... 4420), London (NPG, D11545), London (UCL, Strang G2019, margins), New York (NYPL, vol. 2, fol. 91, dated 1708), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. II, fol. 67), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. II, pt. VII, p. 344, two impressions), Paris (BN, Ec. 85, fol. 98, trimmed, and Cd. 12 ca, fol. 12, cut), Plymouth (CAG, COP17, f. 15, trimmed), Windsor (RL, RCIN 652553).
IV Posthumously published.

References: CS 18 II; Wessely 57; BM 1; Stewart 97.
Location of original painting and related material: Unknown. Whole length portrait by Sir Godfrey Kneller with Morrison, McChlery & Co, Glasgow, 1964 (Stewart 97); photograph in Heinz Archive and Library, NPG, London.


Henrietta Crofts (née Scott), Duchess of Bolton, by and published by John Smith, after  Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt, 1703 (circa 1700) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Henrietta Crofts (née Scott), Duchess of Bolton
by and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
1703 (circa 1700)
NPG D11555

22.
D11555
Henrietta Crofts (née Scott), Duchess of Bolton
By and published by John Smith, after Sir Godfrey Kneller, Bt
Mezzotint
16 1/2 in. x 10 1/2 in. (418 mm x 267 mm) plate size
1703 (circa 1700)

Lettered Her Grace the Dutchess of Bolton. &c.
Below left G. Kneller S.R. Imp. et Angl. Eques Aur. Pinx.
Below centre I. Smith Fec.
Below right Sold by I. Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russel-street Covnet-Garden

I Before the lettering. Unfinished, before some foliage between pillars at right, before some pleats added to drapery, with two pronounced spots beneath eyes on face.
Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. I, pt. I, in pen and ink: D of Bolton).
II As described.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-672), Glasgow (HAG, GLAHA 16219), London (BM, 1902-10-11-4421), London (NPG, D11555), New Haven (B1974.12.396), New York (NYPL, vol. 2, fol. 33, dated 1703), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. II, fol. 46), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. I, pt. I, in pen and ink: 1703), Paris (BN, Ec. 86, fol. 102, cut, and Cd. 12 ca, fol. 14, cut), Plymouth (CAG, COP17, f. 49, 12 mm margins).
III Posthumously published. Retouched.

References: CS 19 II; Wessely 20; BM 1; Stewart 101.
Location of original painting and related material: Unknown.


23.
Sir John Bowyer
By John Smith, after Thomas Gibson
Mezzotint
13 1/4 in. x 9 3/4 in. (340 mm x 248 mm) plate size

I Before arms and lettering.
II Lettered in three lines: S.r John Bowyer of Knypersly in / ... Denat. 30.s die Aprilis 1701.
Below left: T. Gibson pinx.
Below right : I. Smith fec.
Chatsworth (Smith vol. I, fol. 138), London (BM, 1902-10-11-4422, trimmed to platemark, missing lower left corner), Oxford (Christ Church, Smith vol. II, fol. 71, some of the lettering adjusted in pen and ink), Paris (BN, Ec. 85, fol. 141, trimmed), Windsor* (RCIN 651240).

References: CS 20; Wessely 22; BM 1.
Location of original painting and related material: Unknown. See half length portrait by Thomas Gibson with Christie's, 22/4/1932, lot 108; photograph in Witt Library, Courtauld Institute, London.


Robert Boyle, by John Smith, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Johann Kerseboom, 1689 (1689) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

Robert Boyle
by John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Johann Kerseboom
1689 (1689)
NPG D780

24.
D780
Robert Boyle
By John Smith, published by Edward Cooper, after Johann Kerseboom
Mezzotint
10 5/8 in. x 7 3/4 in. (274 mm x 200 mm), cut to plate line
1689 (1689)
Lettered The Ho:nble Robert Boyle.
Below left I. Kerseboom Pinxit.
Left towards centre I.Smith fecit.
Right towards centre E. Cooper excudit.
Below right Cum Privilegio Regis.

I Before the lettering. Only oval design complete.
London (BM, large Smith vol. I, p. 10), Oxford (AM, Sutherland collection, Burnet vol. I, pt. IV, p. 192).
II As described.
Amsterdam (RM, RP-P-OB-32-674, wide margins, fine), Cambridge (Magdalene, Pepys collection, vol. II, 2979/124d, cut to oval), Chatsworth (Smith vol. I, fols. 140-1), London (BM, 1902-10-11-442


 
William Laud, published by David Loggan, after  Sir Anthony Van Dyck, circa 1684 (circa 1635-1637) - NPG  - © National Portrait Gallery, London

William Laud
published by David Loggan, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
circa 1684 (circa 1635-1637)
NPG D11415

25.
D11415
William Laud
Published by David Loggan, after Sir Anthony Van Dyck
Mezzotint
13 5/8 in. x 9 7/8 in. (345 mm x 252 mm) plate size
Circa 1684 (1635)
Lettered Gulielmus Laud Archiepiscopus Cantuariensis Martyr
Below leftAnt. van Dyck pinxit

As described.
London (BM, 1902-10-11-3113 and 1838-4-20-126, Portraits), London (NPG, D11415), Cambridge (fine, margins), Paris (Cc. 50, t. III, fol. 22 and N2 portraits).

References: CS 5; BM 4; H. VI, 407; H. XI, 44; New H. 459.
Location of original painting and related material: Prime version: Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge (inv. 2043; Ingamells 1981, p. 266, C.5; Jaffé, 1982; Larsen 897). Versions with variation in Laud's left hand: National Portrait Gallery, London (inv. 171; Piper 1963, p. 194, pl. 2f), Lambeth Palace, London, The Hermitage, St Petersburg (inv. 1698; Larsen 896); Loggan mezzotint (D11415) is after one of these variant versions. See also the engraving published by David Loggan (New H. 459 engraved version) and etching by Wenceslaus Hollar (Pennington 1454).

Although first published by David Loggan this print appears to be subsequently issued by Alexander Browne, possibly as a pair to the mezzotint of Thomas Wentworth, 1st Earl of Strafford (CS 39; BM 4)