Auction 93, Lot 414

"[Lot of 16 portraits]", Tallis, John

Subject: English Portraits

Period: 1850 (published)

Publication: Portraits of Illustrious Personages of Great Britain

Color: Black & White

7 x 10.5 inches
17.8 x 26.7 cm

Nice set of steel engravings of 18th century British nobility and notable persons. Includes William Cavendish, First Duke of Devonshire, Robert Walpole, Earl of Oxford, Archibald Campbell, First Duke of Argyll and others. Each portrait is enclosed in an elaborately engraved border, that incorporates the coat of arms at top and title at bottom.


Condition: A

A couple with minor foxing in margins, majority fine.

Estimate: $130 - $160

Sold for: $45

Closed on 12/6/2000