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Mary Hale

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Watson, James (engraver)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)
    Ryland and Bryer (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 16, box A

Physical description

Portrait, shown full-length, full face. The sitter is depicted Euphrosyne, standing in a landscape with three girl musicians and two children.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


late 18th century (printed)


Watson, James (engraver)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)
Ryland and Bryer (publisher)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'L'Allegro J. Reynolds pinxt. J. Watson fecit Sold by Ryland and Bryer, at the Kings Arms Cornhill.'


Height: 61.9 cm, Width: 38.1 cm

Object history note

A version of this print in a different state is E.646-1959.

Descriptive line

Print, full-length portrait of Mary Hale (née Chaloner) as Euphrosyne in a landscape. Mezzotint by James Watson after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 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.

Production Note

Reynolds' original portrait was painted in 1762 or 1764.



Subjects depicted

Musician; Landscape; Children


Prints; Portraits; Myths & Legends


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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