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Print - Mrs. Chelsum

Mrs. Chelsum

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Britain (printed)

  • Date:

    1789 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Pether, William (engraver)
    Elmer, Stephen (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Portrait of an elderly woman, half-length, seated, facing slightly left and wearing a black bonnet and shawl.

Place of Origin

Britain (printed)


1789 (printed)


Pether, William (engraver)
Elmer, Stephen (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

' S. Elmer pinxit Wm. Pether sculpsit Aet: 87 Ao. 1789 Inscribed to the best of Parents by here affectionate Son, J. C. D.D.'
Lettered with 6 lines of English verse and

Inscribed in pencil with name of sitter and notes

Stamped with the mark of an unidentified collector (Lugt 2891)


Height: 34.9 cm cut to, Width: 25.4 cm cut to

Historical context note

Mrs. Chelsum (b.1702) was the mother of the Rev. James Chelsum, D.D., Rector of Droxfrod, Hampshire.

Descriptive line

Print, half-length portrait of Mrs. Chelsum. Mezzotint by William Pether after Stephen Elmer, 1789.

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.



Subjects depicted

Woman; Bonnet


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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