Roger Payne, bookbinder, shown whole length leaning over to the left as he puts a book into a book press in his workroom; on the floor at his feet other books. He is a very thin, frail looking man with hollow cheeks. The room is otherwise empty and in disrepair with cracks in the walls. To the right is a fire blazing in a fireplace with cups and bowls on the mantel, a cup on the grate, and others on the sill of a casement window (left).
- Printmaker: Harding, Sylvester, 1745-1809, printmaker.
- Title: Rogerus Payne [graphic] : natuus vindesor MDCCXXXIX, denatus Londin [sic], MDCCLXXXXVII, effigiem hanc graphicum solertis bibliopegi dedit / etch’d by S. Harding No. 127 Pall Mall, March 1, 1800.
- Edition: [2nd state with ‘and published” scratched from plate].
- Published: [London: Thomas Payne, 1 March 1800]
Portraits P346 no. 1
Acquired August 2013