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Sir William Staines

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    12/03/1804 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Say, William, born 1768 - died 1834 (engraver)
    Say, William, born 1768 - died 1834 (publisher)
    Beechey, William RA (Sir), born 1753 - died 1839 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.535-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 26

Physical description

Portrait, three-quarter-length, seated in armchair, facing half left and holding a sheet of paper in left hand. The sitter is wearing a powdered wig and his robes and chain of office.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

12/03/1804 (published)

Artist/maker

Say, William, born 1768 - died 1834 (engraver)
Say, William, born 1768 - died 1834 (publisher)
Beechey, William RA (Sir), born 1753 - died 1839 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by Sr. Willm. Beechey RA. Portrait Painter to the Queen. Engraved by Wm. Say. London Published March 12 1804 by the Engraver No 91 Norton Street Marylebone.'
Lettered with name of sitter, biographical details etc. and

Dimensions

Height: 50.8 cm, Width: 35.2 cm

Descriptive line

Print. Three-quarter-length portrait of Sir William Staines, Lord Mayor of London, in robes and chain of office. Mezzotint by William Say after Sir William Beechey, 1804.

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

Mayor; Robes

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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