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William Wilberforce

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    01/02/1792 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hodges, Charles Howard, born 1764 - died 1837 (engraver)
    Rising, John, born 1753 - died 1817 (publisher)
    Rising, John, born 1753 - died 1817 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.399-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 61

Physical description

Portrait, nearly full-length, seated in an armchair, facing slightly right, resting right arm on a table, holding a quill and a roll of paper in the other. On the table are various papers, a quill and an open book.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

01/02/1792 (published)

Artist/maker

Hodges, Charles Howard, born 1764 - died 1837 (engraver)
Rising, John, born 1753 - died 1817 (publisher)
Rising, John, born 1753 - died 1817 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'J: Rising Pinxt. C: H: Hodges Sculpt. London Publish'd Feb: 1st 1792. by J. Rising Leicester Square and T: Harmar No.164 Piccadilly.'
Lettered with name of sitter, dedication etc. and

Dimensions

Height: 50.8 cm, Width: 35.2 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of William Wilberforce, mezzotint by Charles Howard Hodges after John Rising, 1792.

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

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Reformer; Books; Politician; Quill

Categories

Slavery & Abolitionism; Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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