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Richard Robinson D.D. Bishop of Kildare

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    3rd quarter 18th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Houston, Richard, born 1721 - died 1775 (engraver)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:


  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 57

Physical description

Portrait, three-quarter-length, almost right profile, wearing a bobbed wig, rochet and surplice; seated in an armchair at a table and turning the pages of a book.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


3rd quarter 18th century (printed)


Houston, Richard, born 1721 - died 1775 (engraver)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques


Marks and inscriptions

'Reynolds pinxt. Houston fecit.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc. and


Height: 39.1 cm, Width: 27.9 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Richard Robinson, 1st Baron Rokeby and Archbishop of Armagh, mezzotint by Richard Houston after Sir Joshua Reynolds, ca. 1750-1775.

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 1764 or 1767.



Subjects depicted

Archbishop; Rochet; Surplice; Clergyman


Prints; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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