1840 MULREADY PROOF IN BLACK ON INDIA PAPER. A good to fine 1840 proof in black on india paper of the Mulready design showing the Stereotype with frame lines and 'W. MULREADY.R.A.' at lower left and 'JOHN THOMPSON' at lower right. On reverse in light pencil 'Mr Mulready kindly gave me this proof 30 July 1845'. Very minor surface rub at lower left and small part missing on reverse, otherwise exhibition quality. (Ref 123105).