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Miss Emma Hart as a Bacchante

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (probably, printed)

  • Date:

    late 18th century- early 19th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown (engraver)
    Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (engraver)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Rev. Alexander Dyce

  • Museum number:

    DYCE.3245

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Half-length portrait, standing, turned to left and looking to front over her shoulder. The sitter has flowers in her hair and is standing in a landscape.

Place of Origin

Britain (probably, printed)

Date

late 18th century- early 19th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Unknown (engraver)
Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (engraver)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'A Bacchante'
Inscribed

Descriptive line

Miss Emma Hart (afterwards Lady Hamilton) as a Bacchante. Mezzotint from an original picture by Sir Joshua Reynolds (RA), a reversed copy after an original engraving by John Raphael Smith, late 18th-early 19th century.

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.

Production Note

This print is a reversed copy of the mezzotint by John Raphael Smith.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Actress; Woman; Landscape

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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