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Miss Fordyce

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1762-ca.1766 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Purcell, Richard (engraver)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)
    Robert Sayer (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 41

Physical description

Portrait, half-length, playing a guitar, facing half left and wearing a veil. On the left is a music stand and a music score.

Place of Origin

London (published)


1762-ca.1766 (published)


Purcell, Richard (engraver)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)
Robert Sayer (publisher)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'J. Reynolds pinxt. Philip Corbutt fecit. London. Printed for Robt. Sayer, Map & Printseller, at No.53 in Fleet Street.'
Lettered with name of sitter and


Height: 35.6 cm, Width: 25.1 cm

Descriptive line

Print, half-length portrait of Miss Fordyce playing a guitar. Mezzotint by Richard Purcell (alias Philip Corbutt) after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1762-ca.1766.

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 1762. Philip Corbutt was an alias of the engraver Richard Purcell (died ca.1766).



Subjects depicted

Score; Music; Guitar; Veil


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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