A Series of Original Portraits and Character Etchings

    A Series of Original Portraits and Character Etchings

    (Two volumes)

    John Kay

    Birlinn 2007

    Hardback 1037pp Illustrated 264x204mm

    9781841586571   Product Code: 11474

    Previously a surgeon-barber, John Kay (1742-1826) set up shop as a portrait etcher in Edinburgh in 1785. Published in 1837-8 and commonly called Edinburgh Portraits, this work presents, in no particular order, around 300 of Kay's etchings of people from all walks of Edinburgh life, with 'biographical' sketches and 'illustrative anecdotes' by James Paterson. These volumes are facsimiles of the first edition. Limited edition of 600. Slipcased.

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