John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.
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John Kay. Collection of seventeen portraits. Etchings. Late XVIII - early XIX C.

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Artist: John Kay (British, 1742-1826), Edinburgh etcher of portrait caricatures.
Titles
Portrait of Reverend Robert Culbertson.
Portrait of Reverend Dr. David Johnston.
Portrait of Reverend John Kemp.
Portrait of Reverend Dr. Peddie.
Portrait of Reverend William Paul.
Portrait of Reverend Greville Ewing.
Portrait of Reverend David Black.
Portrait of Reverend Dr. John Colquhoun.
Portrait of Dr. Andrew Duncan.
Portrait of Dr. Gregory Grant.
Portrait of Sir Henry Wellwood.
Portrait of Charles Sinclair.
Portrait of Thomas Muir.
Portrait of George III.
Portrait of David Downie.
Portrait of Mr. Brodie.
Portraits of John Wemyss; Robert Clerk; George Pratt.
Signed and Dated in plates, and annotated in graphite recto.
Dimensions: Sheets appr. 9" x 6".
Date: Late XVIII - early XIX C.
Materials and Techniques: etchings on wove paper.
Provenance:  The Estate of George "Yorgo" Demetrakopoulos; professor, assistant director of the Medieval Institute, and assistant to the dean at Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan, from 1965-2000.
Condition: Overall good. 
Some typographical paint was transferred to verso and is slightly visible. The signs of aging are appropriate for the time. A detailed condition report is available on demand.
Museums and Libraries: The British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, National Galleries of Scotland.
Art Movements, Periods & Schools: British School XVIII C.
Note
- Likely, from the reprint of Kay's plates under the title 'A Series of original portraits and caricature etchings', edited by Hugh. Paton, published in Edinburgh in 1838.