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Print - William Wycherley
  • William Wycherley
    van der Gucht, Gerard, born 1696 - died 1776
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William Wycherley

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1732 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    van der Gucht, Gerard, born 1696 - died 1776 (engraver)
    van der Gucht, Gerard, born 1696 - died 1776 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.2845

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level E, case DG, shelf 11, box A8

Physical description

Portrait bust in an oval, the face seen nearly full, and turned a little to the left, supported on one side by a satyr, and on the other by a figure of comedy, holding up a mask. A crown of laurel is introduced above the poet’s head.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

1732 (printed)

Artist/maker

van der Gucht, Gerard, born 1696 - died 1776 (engraver)
van der Gucht, Gerard, born 1696 - died 1776 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'G. VANDER GUCHT DELIN. ET SCULP'

Dimensions

Height: 31.6 cm page approx, Width: 20.5 cm page approx

Object history note

This print was the head-piece to an article on Wycherley in Lord Landsdowne's works, 1732.

Descriptive line

Portrait bust, in an oval, of William Wycherley. Engraving by Gerard Vandergucht, 1732.

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

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Laurel; Poet; Mask; Satyr; Man

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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