John Hamilton Mortimer was one of the most impressive British draughtsman of the second half of the eighteenth century. This cache of recently discovered drawings date from the beginning of his professional career and demonstrate both his versatility and virtuosity. The sheets include a life drawing, studies made in preparation for an early publishing project commissioned by John Boydell and a number of spirited studies showing the ambitious range of subject-matter Mortimer attempted. Unknown to John Sunderland, these drawings add to our understanding of Mortimer as one of the most original artistic figures working in London in the decade before the foundation of the Royal Academy.
The drawings will be exhibited at the Winter Show, New York at the Park Avenue Armory from January 24 to February 2, 2020.
Each sheet is sold mounted and framed.