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John Manners, Marquess of Granby

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1760 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Spooner, Charles (engraver)
    Bowles, John, born 1701 - died 1779 (publisher)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.572-1959

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Portrait, three-quarter-length, standing in military uniform, nearly left profile and resting his right hand on sword. The sitter is wearing neither a hat or a wig. In the left background a battle takes place; to the right is a column.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1760 (published)

Artist/maker

Spooner, Charles (engraver)
Bowles, John, born 1701 - died 1779 (publisher)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'J. Reynolds pinxt. C. Spooner fecit. 1760. Printed for John Bowles, at the Black Horse in Cornhill, London.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc. and

Dimensions

Height: 35.6 cm, Width: 25.4 cm

Descriptive line

Print, three-quarter-length portrait of John Manners, Marquess of Granby (1721-1770), wearing military uniform. Mezzotint by Charles Spooner, after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1760.

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

The original portait was painted in 1758 or 1760.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Battle; General; Column; Uniform; Sword

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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