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Miss Fenton

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (published)

  • Date:

    1728 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Faber, John the younger (engravers)
    Ellys, John, born 1701 - died 1757 (artists)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Gabrielle Enthoven Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.2070-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Print of Lavinia Fenton, printed by Faber, after a painting by Ellys, 1728.

Physical description

The print features a portrait of Fenton printed on page 348 of an unidentified text. She is depicted wearing an overdress with thick braiding over a stomacher. She is wearing a veil. There is a printed border around the portrait of Fenton.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (published)

Date

1728 (published)

Artist/maker

Faber, John the younger (engravers)
Ellys, John, born 1701 - died 1757 (artists)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Miss Fenton / While Crowds attentive sit to Polly's Voice, / And in their native Harmony rejoyce; / Th' admiring Throng no vain subscription draws / Nor Affectation prompts a false Applause. / Nature untaught, each Pleasing Strain supply's / Artless as her unbidden Blushes rise, / And Charming as the Mischief in her Eyes.'

Dimensions

Height: 17.2 cm approximately, Width: 12.5 cm approximately

Descriptive line

Print of Lavinia Fenton, printed by Faber, after a painting by Ellys, 1728

Materials

Printing ink; Paper

Techniques

Print-making; Engraving

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Prints

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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