Robert Dighton 1752-1814. Hand coloured etching. "The Specious Orator. Will your Ladyship do me the honor to say £50,000-a mere trifle-a brilliant of the first water. An unheard of price for such a lot, surely." Portrait of The Auctioneer James Christie. 1794 laid on card 15 by 20.5 cms. Pl.
James Christie (1730–1803) was a Scottish auctioneer who founded the auction house Christie's.