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Archibald Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas of Douglas

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    22/10/1770 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Green, Valentine, born 1739 - died 1813 (engraver)
    Willison, George, born 1741 - died 1797 (publisher)
    Willison, George, born 1741 - died 1797 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.381-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 11, box A

Physical description

Print, half-length portrait of a man in a medallion, supported on a plinth by a figure of Justice; the plinth bears two medallion portraits, in profile, of William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield and Charles Pratt, 1st Earl of Camden. At the foot of the plinth, trampled underfoot, lies the figure of Deceit, holding a mask.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

22/10/1770 (published)

Artist/maker

Green, Valentine, born 1739 - died 1813 (engraver)
Willison, George, born 1741 - died 1797 (publisher)
Willison, George, born 1741 - died 1797 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'G. Willison pinxt. Val. Green fecit To His Grace Charles Duke of Queensberry and Dover, This Plate is most humbly Dedicated by His Grace's most obedient and obliged humble servant, George Willison. Publish'd Octr. 22d. 1770, by G. Willison Greek Street Soho.'
Lettered

'Archd. Douglas of Douglas, Esqr. Camden. Mansfield. Decree Feb. 27. 1769.'
Lettered on the plinth

Dimensions

Height: 61 cm, Width: 42.5 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Archibald Douglas, 1st Baron Douglas of Douglas, mezzotint by Valentine Green after George Willison, 1770.

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. Vol. 2, p.550.
Whitman, Alfred. Valentine Green. London: A. H. Bullen, 1902. 204 p.

Production Note

The original portrait was probably painted in 1769.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Scales; Plinth; Politician; Snakes; Mask; Medallion

Categories

Portraits; Prints; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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