Contemplation (Portrait of Elizabeth Stanhope)
10 1/4 x 8 1/4 in. (26 x 21 cm)
(1760 or 1761–1814)
Sir Joshua Reynolds,
Medium and Support:
Purchased with funds provided by the Art Angels
Caroline Watson was likely the first British female professional engraver. She studied under her father, James Watson (c. 1739 – 1790), an Irish engraver, and was appointed ‘Engraver to the Queen’ by Queen Charlotte in 1785.