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John Gawler

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, printed)

  • Date:

    1777 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (engraver)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.553-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 42

Physical description

Portrait, half-length, full face, seated, holding a pen in left hand, within a plain rectangular border. At the bottom of the sheet is a coat of arms.

Place of Origin

London (probably, printed)

Date

1777 (printed)

Artist/maker

Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (engraver)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Aetat. L. Anno MDCCLXXVII. Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engrav'd by J. R. Smith.'
Lettered with name of sitter and

Dimensions

Height: 38.1 cm, Width: 27.6 cm

Descriptive line

Print, half-length portrait of John Gawler, seated with a pen in hand. Mezzotint by John Raphael Smith after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1777.

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

Lawyer; Coat of arms; Quill

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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