The Artist As A Portrait: Catalogue for an Exhibition at The Fine Arts Society,London, 3rd - 14th April 2000.
Great Haseley, Oxfordshire: Roy Davids, 3 April 2000. 4to, 216 pp, with color and monochrome illustrations of 185 items, mainly for sale, being portraits letters and documents for leading artists. Items 10 and 11 relate to Blake, and others to Palmer, Rossetti, Romney, and Stothard. Item 10 is a letter from Blake to Ozias Humphry concerning the design for his picture "The Last Judgement", commissioned via Humphry for the Countess of Egremont for Petworth House. This is deemed Fair Copy A by Keynes, and published by J. T. Smith in 1828 in Nollikens and His Times, and again by Keynes (Blake's Letters, 1968). There are 2 other copies, but Davids argues this is in fact the final copy, although Keynes and Bentley disagree. The price was £40,000. Item 11 is a color picture group of 13 portraits, unfinished, with a face resembling Blake in the centre. This could well be correct, and Bentley agrees it is a strong resemblance, though slightly chubbier than other portraits and hence uncertain. Davids suggests identities for others (none confirmable), invites further information, and suggests the portraitist (who is highly skillful) was Thomas Phillips.
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