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William Seymour, 3rd Duke of Somerset

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1724 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (engraver)
    Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (publisher)
    Lely, Peter (Sir), born 1618 - died 1680 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Edgar Seligman

  • Museum number:

    E.3708-1960

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PS, shelf 45

Physical description

Print, half-length portrait of a man, facing half right within an oval marbled border on a plinth. The sitter is wearing a long wig and a neckcloth.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1724 (published)

Artist/maker

Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (engraver)
Vertue, George, born 1684 - died 1756 (publisher)
Lely, Peter (Sir), born 1618 - died 1680 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving

Marks and inscriptions

'Petrus Lely Eques pinxit 1671 Geo: Vertue Sculpsit 1724. Sold by G. Vertue the Further end of Brownlow street Drury lane.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc. and

Dimensions

Height: 38.1 cm cut, Width: 25.7 cm cut

Descriptive line

Print, half-length portrait of William Seymour, 3rd Duke of Somerset, engraving by George Vertue after Peter Lely, 1724.

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

O'Donoghue, Freeman. British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1908-25.
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1960: Volume 2, Edgar Seligman Gift. London: HMSO, 1966.

Techniques

Engraving

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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