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Joshua Sharpe

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    18/01/1786 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Hodges, Charles Howard, born 1764 - died 1837 (engraver)
    Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (publisher)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.398-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 58

Physical description

Portrait of Joshua Sharpe, seated, wearing a powdered wig, resting his right arm on a table and facing slightly left. In the left background, partly concealed by a curtain, are bookshelves. On the table are papers and an inkstand.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

18/01/1786 (published)

Artist/maker

Hodges, Charles Howard, born 1764 - died 1837 (engraver)
Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (publisher)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by Sr. Joshua Reynolds, P.R.A. Engraved by C. H. Hodges. London Publish'd Jany. 18; 1786: by J. R. Smith, N: 83: Oxford Street.'
Lettered with name of sitter, dedication etc. and

Dimensions

Height: 49.8 cm, Width: 35.2 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Joshua Sharpe, mezzotint by Charles Howard Hodges 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

3rd state. The original portrait by Reynolds was painted before 1786.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Inkstand; Books; Bookshelves

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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