John Smith mezzotints, 1683-1729
489 Portraits in set
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.
by Robert Williams, published by Richard Tompson, after Sir Peter Lely
by Isaac Beckett, published by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
published by John Smith, after Nicolas Pierre Loir (Loyr)