Benjamin West; Johann Elias Haid - Portrait of a young boy - 1787
Folio mezzotint after Benjamin West by Johann Elias Haid.
Benjamin West was born in Pennsylvania; went to Rome 1760; to London in 1763, where he remained, becoming President of the Royal Academy.
Haid 1736-1809, engraver, mezzotinter and publisher in Augsburg. Son and pupil of Johann Jakob, whose business he continued.
Portrait of a young boy, head and shoulders within a circular frame, in profile to left and looking up, wearing a short sleeved shirt; after Benjamin West, taken from a painting of Christ with the child (Staley 323); lettered state.