Lord George Germain

Print
10/01/1777 (published)
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Place Of Origin

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


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Mezzotint
Brief Description
Print, three-quarter-length portrait of Lord George Germain. Mezzotint by James McArdell after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1777.
Physical Description
Portrait, when Lord George Germain, three-quarter-length, standing, in a coat lined with fur, sword at side and facing half right.
Dimensions
  • Height: 38.7cm
  • Width: 27.6cm
Style
Copy Number
3rd state
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)
Credit line
Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood
Historical context
This print was published during the American Revolutionary War when Germain was secretary of state for the American colonies.
Production
The original portrait by Reynolds was painted in 1759.
Subjects depicted
Bibliographic Reference
Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1959 . London: HMSO, 1964.
Collection
Accession Number
E.453-1959

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