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Lord George Germain

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    10/01/1777 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McArdell, James, born 1729 - died 1765 (engraver)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)
    R. Sayer & J. Bennett (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.453-1959

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Portrait, when Lord George Germain, three-quarter-length, standing, in a coat lined with fur, sword at side and facing half right.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

10/01/1777 (published)

Artist/maker

McArdell, James, born 1729 - died 1765 (engraver)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)
R. Sayer & J. Bennett (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'J. Reynolds Pinxt. J. McArdell fecit. Printed for R Sayer & J. Bennett, No.53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs, Jany 10, 1777.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc. and

Dimensions

Height: 38.7 cm, Width: 27.6 cm

Historical context note

This print was published during the American Revolutionary War when Germain was secretary of state for the American colonies.

Descriptive line

Print, three-quarter-length portrait of Lord George Germain. Mezzotint by James McArdell after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1777.

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 by Reynolds was painted in 1759.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Statesman; Soldier; Fur; Politician

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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