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Miss Nelly O'Brien

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1760s (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Spooner, Charles (engraver)
    Sayer, Robert, born 1724 - died 1794 (publisher)
    Parker, Henry, born 1725 - died 1809 (publisher)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.2800

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 100

Physical description

Three-quarter-length portrait of Nelly O'Brien, seated in a landscape and resting his left arm on a plinth. The sitter is wearing a pearl necklace.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1760s (published)

Artist/maker

Spooner, Charles (engraver)
Sayer, Robert, born 1724 - died 1794 (publisher)
Parker, Henry, born 1725 - died 1809 (publisher)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'J. Reynolds Pinxt. Chas. Spooner fecit. Miss Nelly O'Brien. London Printed for Robt. Sayer near Serjeants Inn Fleet Street & Heny. Parker opposite Birchen Lane Cornhill.'
Lettered

Descriptive line

Portrait of Nelly O'Brien. Mezzotint by Charles Spooner after Sir Joshua Reynolds (PRA), 1760s.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

DYCE COLLECTION. A Catalogue of the Paintings, Miniatures, Drawings, Engravings, Rings and Miscellaneous Objects Bequeathed by The Reverend Alexander Dyce. London : South Kensington Museum : Printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode for H.M.S.O., 1874.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Woman; Landscape; Pearls; Necklace; Courtesan

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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