Portrait of a Lady? Ruin & Reputation in the Georgian Era.

SKU: 17413

With preface by Hallie Rubenhold. Book of plates creatied to accompany the exhibit of the same name that ran at the Royal Crescent in Bath from 16 May to 14 December 2014. In the 18th century, the technology of the mezzotint allowed the proliferation of inexpensive copies of fine art in two-tone images on paper. Shops sold prints of women's portraits, courtesans and ladies of quality all mingled together. This book contains 68 portraits printed on heavy stock, accompanied by interesting facts about the person portrayed and the story of the etching. Includes well-known women like Emma, Lady Hamilton and Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, as well as unknown women impossible to trace. No. 1 Royal Crescent, Bath. 2014. Paper. NEW. $5.00