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William Coxe

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    late 18th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pether, William (engraver)
    Grignion, Charles (the elder), born 1721 - died 1810 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.487-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 37

Physical description

Portrait, three-quarter-length, seated, nearly right profile, wearing a fur-lined coat, holding a small book in left hand and resting right arm on a book.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)

Date

late 18th century (printed)

Artist/maker

Pether, William (engraver)
Grignion, Charles (the elder), born 1721 - died 1810 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'C Grignion Pt. W. Pether Ft.'
Lettered

'Revd. Wm. Coxe Author of the Tour in Switzerland.'
Inscribed in ink

Dimensions

Height: 24.1 cm, Width: 18.7 cm

Descriptive line

Print, three-quarter-length portrait of the reverend William Coxe, seated. Mezzotint by William Pether after Charles Grignion, late 18th century.

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

Books; Clergyman; Fur; Historian

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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