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Print - Samuel Johnson L.L.D.
  • Samuel Johnson L.L.D.
    Doughty, William, born 1757
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Samuel Johnson L.L.D.

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    24/06/1779 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Doughty, William, born 1757 (engraver)
    Doughty, William, born 1757 (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.2881

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level H, case DG, shelf 101

Physical description

Portrait, half-length, to front, looking slightly to left, with left hand raised slightly. The sitter is wearing a bobbed wig.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

24/06/1779 (published)

Artist/maker

Doughty, William, born 1757 (engraver)
Doughty, William, born 1757 (publisher)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engraved by Willm. Doughty. Samuel Johnson L.L.D. London. Publish'd as the Act directs June 24th 1779. by Wm. Doughty No.4. Little Titchfield Street, Cavendish Square.'
Lettered

Descriptive line

Portrait, half-length of Samuel Johnson. Mezzotint by William Doughty after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1779.

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

Wig; Writer; Man

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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