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Elizabeth, Duchess of Northumberland

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    1763 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Houston, Richard, born 1721 - died 1775 (engraver)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)
    Robert Sayer & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.414-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 54

Physical description

Portrait of Elizabeth, Duchess of Northumberland, almost full-length, standing and facing half-right.in peeress's robes and holding a coronet. In the background to the left is a column and drape.

Place of Origin

London (printed)

Date

1763 (printed)

Artist/maker

Houston, Richard, born 1721 - died 1775 (engraver)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)
Robert Sayer & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Elizabeth Dutchess of Northumberland, Baroness Percy, Lucy, Poynings, Fitzpain, Bryan and Latimer, 1763. J. Reynolds pinx. Richd Houston Fecit London Printed for Robt. Sayer at the Golden Buck in Fleet Street Price 2s.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 35.2 cm, Width: 25.1 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Elizabeth, Duchess of Northumberland dressed in peeress's robes. Mezzotint by Richard Houston after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1763.

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 1759.

Undescribed state: later than 3rd.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Drapery; Duchess; Peers; Coronet; Ermine; Column; Robes

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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