This austere wash drawing of Sir Robert Strange in profile was made by Greuze in Paris over the summer of 1760. In 1791 Strange decided to make an engraving of the portrait to include in his frontispiece of a published volume of his collected engravings. Strange?s choice of this French image may have been to remind the Royal Academicians in London of his European status as the first British artist to be admitted as an engraver to Paris?s `Academie Royale? in 1764. Strange?s original copper plate which he used for the etching is in the collection of the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.