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Lady Beaumont

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    27/10/1780 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

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

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.547-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 31

Physical description

Portrait, head and shoulders, facing slightly right, eyes to front, within a plain oval border and wearing a black dress.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

27/10/1780 (published)

Artist/maker

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

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. Engrav'd by J. R. Smith London, Publish'd 27 Octr. 1780, J. R. Smith No.10 Batemans Buildings Soho Square.'
Lettered with name of sitter and

Dimensions

Height: 37.8 cm, Width: 27.6 cm

Descriptive line

Print. Head and shoulders portrait of Margaret, Lady Beaumont, in an oval. Mezzotint by John Raphael Smith after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1780.

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 portrait was painted in 1778.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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