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A Date In Time

Circa: 1881
Condition: Very Good
Size: 5 3/4 x 9
Manufacturer: J. Romney
This 1881 Engraving features the portrait of John Gay. It is from The Works of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. comprising the lives of the English poets; Rasselas; lives of eminent persons; and a journey to the western islands of Scotland which was published by William P. Nimmo & Co., Edinburgh. Engraving by J. Romney from the original drawing by J. Thurston. Print is on 19th Century heavy white woven paper with some discoloration around the outer edges. This print measures approx. 5 3/4" x 9" and is in Very Good to Excellent condition. Sold Unmatted.

A note on the source: Samuel Johnson, LL.D. (September 18, 1709 – December 13, 1784), often referred to simply as Dr. Johnson, was one of England's greatest literary figures: a poet, essayist, biographer, lexicographer and often considered the finest critic of English literature. He was also a great wit and prose stylist whose bon mots are still frequently quoted in print today. These portraits from Johnson's Works will be the perfect compliment to your decor.

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