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Etching and stipple - A Sultana
  • A Sultana
    de Loutherbourg, Philippe Jacques, born 1740 - died 1812
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A Sultana

  • Object:

    Etching and stipple

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1777 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    de Loutherbourg, Philippe Jacques, born 1740 - died 1812 (artist)
    Scorodomoff, Gabriel , born 1755 - died 1792 (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Etching and stipple, printed in red

  • Credit Line:

    Purchased with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, Art Fund, Shell International and the Friends of the V&A

  • Museum number:

    SP.194

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case 89, shelf SCX, box 7

Physical description

Etching and stipple, printed in red, depicting a portrait of a Sultana. Lettered with title, lines of verse, and 'P. J. Loutherbourgh pinxit. G.Scorodomoff Sculpsit. London, Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, Map & Printsellers, No53 Fleet Street; as the Act directs, 8t.h Octr. 1777'.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

1777 (printed)

Artist/maker

de Loutherbourg, Philippe Jacques, born 1740 - died 1812 (artist)
Scorodomoff, Gabriel , born 1755 - died 1792 (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Etching and stipple, printed in red

Dimensions

Height: 31.1 cm, Width: 34.5 cm

Object history note

Probably a pair to A. Kauffmann's 'A Lady, Contemplating on her Lover's Picture' (SP.338).
This print appears to have been the source for an early 19th century gouache by an unknown Mughal painter, probably from Lucknow (see cat.no.93 in VAM, 'The Indian Heritage: Court Life and Arts under Mughal Rule', 1982, exh.cat. by R. Skelton).

Descriptive line

Etching and stipple, printed in red, by Philippe Jacques de Loutherbourgh entitled 'A Sultana'. Printed in London, 1777.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Etching; Stipple

Subjects depicted

Sultana; Portrait

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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