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James Balfour Esq. Treasurer of the Edinburgh Company Mezzotint Portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn


Proudly presented here from the golf art category is this early mezzotint on heavy paper of a posed James Balfour Esq., the Treasurer of the Edinburgh Company, work of artist Henry Raeburn. Dotting produced the clear image and also a welcomed non-definite image border. The font of 'J. Jones Sculpt' and 'Henry Raeburn pinxt' below the image on the right and left sides respectively differ from the October 1796 William Murray print font, however this mezzotint is unquestionably of early production. Rarity of this piece stems directly from the low print run of 50, with a smaller number of survivors.

James Balfour (1705-1795) is depicted gesturing at the artist while seated, likely telling a story - something that the Scottish advocate did so well in his three authored philosophy books. Balfour was a passionate golfer, with evidence of that being the books sitting on his desk including titles 'Bet Book' and 'Record of the Gent. Golfer's.' Secretary to the Edinburgh Company of Golfers, Balfour was an influencer of the first rules of golf written down in 1777 and likely contributed to hosting the first Open Championship in 1744. Please examine the accompanying lot photos of this stunning pre-20th century work. Image measures 18.5" x 14.25" framed to 22" x 26 1/4."

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James Balfour Esq. Treasurer of the Edinburgh Company Mezzotint Portrait by Sir Henry Raeburn
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