Artists: Sir Joshua Reynolds PRA FRS FRSA (1723 – 1792) was an English painter, specializing in portraits.
William Humphrys (1794 – 1865) was an English and American engraver of pictures, book illustrations, and postage stamps.
Title: (Portrait of Catherine Schindlerin). She was a German singer, active 1770s. Sir J. Reynolds executed her portrait in 1775. Another famous artist, engraver, and publisher John Raphael Smith published an engraving after this portrait in 1777. The Engraving by William Humphreys, which is actually a copy of Smith's portrait, was published in 1849.
Dimensions: Image 12 1/8" x 10 1/8". Plate mark 17 7/8" x 14 7/8". Sheet 19" x 15 1/4".
Publisher: Joseph Hogarth, 5 Haymarket, London, 1949.
Materials and Techniques: Engraving and etching on a thick wove paper. Matted and framed.
Condition: The left margin and lower right corner are partially lost. The impression is rich and bright. The engraving is glued to the mat.
Signed, titled, and proofed by the publisher in the plate, below the image: Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by Wm Humphreys. London, Published 1849 by J. Hogarth, 5, Haymarket. Printed by McQueen. The Coquette. The Original Picture in the Collection of The Right Honorable Earl Amherst, to whom this print is with special permission, Most respectfully dedicated by his Lordships Obliged Servant J. Hogarth. [Amherst Coat of Arms].
The British Museum (before the Dedication).
National Portrait Gallery (by the same engraver and printer, titled Catherine Schindlerin, [the] singer, before another lettering).