Daughters of Sir Thomas Frankland
Bart. Engraved and pub. by William Ward (1766-1826), 1797 (mezzotint engraving)
John Hoppner's Portrait of the Franklin Sisters (circa 1795). Now in the collection of the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
Smith, John Chaloner. British mezzotinto portraits, being a descriptive catalog of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the beginning of the present century. 4 vol. London: Henry Sotheran and Co., 1884.
The English portraitist – once rumored to be the illegitimate son of King George – painted the wealthiest members of English high society, including the Duke and Duchess of York and Sir Walter Scott. But his prices really started to take off almost 40 years after his death. "British aristocratic portraits were extremely hot in the Gilded Age," says Reist.