December 01 — 06, 2018
Auction begins to close at 2:00 pm ET
Jonathan Richardson Snr. (1667-1745)
Ex. Collection Walter Brandt;
Christopher Powney, Dealer in Drawings, Shropshire, UK;
From whom purchased by the Private Collection, Hamilton, Ontario in 1989
A pupil of John Riley (1646-91), Richardson drew and etched portraits and wrote books on art and art theory. He made a great number of portrait drawings, mostly in black chalk, including self-portraits at various ages with long curly hair. In all of these, he was seated facing the same direction and wearing a white cravat with overcoat.