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Frances Kemble

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    17/01/1786 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Jones, John (engraver)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)
    Jones, John (publisher)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.429-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 19, box A

Physical description

Portrait, half-length, facing half left.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

17/01/1786 (published)

Artist/maker

Jones, John (engraver)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)
Jones, John (publisher)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Dimensions

Height: 37.1 cm, Width: 27.6 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of the actress Frances Kemble. Mezzotint without letters by John Jones after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1786.

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.
Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883.

Production Note

The original portrait by Reynolds was painted in 1783.

The print seems to have been issued without lettering.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Actress

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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