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The Brickdust Man

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Watson, James (engraver)
    Parker, Henry, born 1725 - died 1809 (publisher)
    Bakewell, Elizabeth (publisher)
    Hone, Nathaniel RA, born 1718 - died 1784 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.656-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EM, shelf 24, box A

Physical description

A bearded man shown half-length, wearing a felt cap, carrying a bag over his shoulder and holding a staff in his left hand. Part of the image is printed in red ink.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

late 18th century (published)

Artist/maker

Watson, James (engraver)
Parker, Henry, born 1725 - died 1809 (publisher)
Bakewell, Elizabeth (publisher)
Hone, Nathaniel RA, born 1718 - died 1784 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Nathl. Hone pinxt. Jas Watson fecit. Printed for Henry Parker & Elizth Bakewell opposite Birchin Lane in Cornhill London.'
Lettered with title and

Dimensions

Height: 34.6 cm, Width: 25.1 cm

Descriptive line

'The Brickdust Man'. Print showing a bearded man wearing a cap and carrying a staff. Mezzotint by James Watson after Nathaniel Hone, late 18th century.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Man; Work; Staff; Cap

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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