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James Hutton

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    22/02/1786 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (engraver)
    Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (publisher)
    Cosway, Richard RA, born 1742 - died 1821 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.558-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 46

Physical description

Portrait, half-length, seated, facing half left, with ear-trumpet applied to his right ear and left hand resting on knee. The sitter is wearing a black tricorne hat and powdered wig.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

22/02/1786 (published)

Artist/maker

Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (engraver)
Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (publisher)
Cosway, Richard RA, born 1742 - died 1821 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

' Painted by R. Cosway Esqr; R.A. Principal Painter to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales Engraved by J. R. Smith, Mezzotinto Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, London publish'd Feby 22: 1786 by J. R. Smith, N:83: Oxford Street.'
Lettered with name of sitter and

Dimensions

Height: 37.8 cm, Width: 27.6 cm

Descriptive line

Print. Half-length portrait of James Hutton (1715-1795) holding an ear trumpet to his ear. Mezzotint by John Raphael Smith after Richard Cosway, 1786.

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

Ear trumpet; Tricorne

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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