Title from lettered state. Title on lettered misidentifies the sitter, Sir Robert Shirley, as his brother Sir Anthony Shirley; see Catalogue of engraved British portraits. Artists and printmaker from statements of responsibility on lettered state: From a miniature by P. Oliver formerly in the Strawberry Hill collection ... ; G.P. Harding, F.S.A. del. ; Joseph Brown sculp. Proof before letters. For a later proof state before title was added but with imprint statement and artist and printmaker signatures present, see British Museum online catalogue, registration no.: 1980,U.635. Publication information based on later state with the imprint "Published August 1st, 1846, by G.P. Harding, Hercules Buildings, Lambeth." Cf. Lewis Walpole Library call no.: SH Contents B877 no. 3. Proof state of a plate from: Harding, G.P. Ancient historical pictures. [London] : G. Witt, printer, Earl's Court, Soho, -1849.
"Portrait of Sir Robert Shirley, bust directed to the right but looking at the viewer, wearing turban, in oval frame on rectangle."--British Museum online catalogue, description of a later state.
Harding, G. P. (George Perfect), 1780-1853, artist, publisher. Oliver, Peter, 1594-1648, artist. Sherley, Robert,--Sir,--1581?-1628--Portraits. Strawberry Hill (Twickenham, London, England)--Art collections. Walpole, Horace--1717-1797--Art collections.
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