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His most Serene Highness Charles Hereditary Prince of Brunswick & Lunenburg

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1760s (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Spooner, Charles (engraver)
    Sayer, Robert, born 1724 - died 1794 (publisher)
    Ziesenis , Johann Georg, born 1716 - died 1776 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.4956-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 43

Physical description

Print, half-length portrait of a man, turned to left, looking to front and wearing a large star on the left breast of his coat with the Black eagle of Prussia.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1760s (published)

Artist/maker

Spooner, Charles (engraver)
Sayer, Robert, born 1724 - died 1794 (publisher)
Ziesenis , Johann Georg, born 1716 - died 1776 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'His most Serene Highness Charles Hereditary Prince of Brunswick & Lunenburg. J. G. Giesenis Pinxt. Spooner fecit. Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller, near Serjeants Inn fleet Street.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 15.2 cm, Width: 11.7 cm

Descriptive line

Print, half-length portrait of Karl II Wilhelm Ferdinand, Duke of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel, mezzotint by Charles Spooner after Johann Georg Ziesenis, 1760s.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Duke; Eagle; Insignia

Categories

Portraits; Prints; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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