John Raphael Smith R.A 1751-1814. British School 18th.Century Mezzotint engraving. The Promenade at Carlisle House. A good rich scratch letter proof impression 1st. State.
39 x 32.5 cms. Plate.
A scene in elegant interior set within an oval cartouche; two women, (?)Harriet Montague and Maria Townley, walk together, approaching (?)the artist, standing beside the doorway to the right, other figures seen in conversation beyond include (?)Dr Johnson and Lucy Haswell; with a group of two men and three women around table to the left, including (?)Charlotte Somerville, Mrs Moss and Maria Weldon. Carlisle House was a large mansion on the east side of Soho Square, at the south corner of Sutton Street, with rear buildings on Sutton Street and in Hog Lane, now Charing Cross Road. This was the main house on the square.
Design'd & Engrav'd by J.R. Smith, & publish'd by him Decr. 1st 1781, at No.83 opposite the Pantheon, Oxford Street, London.