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Orpheus

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1788 (published)
    01/09/1781 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
    Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto (artist)
    John & Josiah Boydell (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.351-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 25

Physical description

Print depicting Orpheus. At the bottom of the sheet is a heraldic achievement.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1788 (published)
01/09/1781 (dated)

Artist/maker

Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
Castiglione, Giovanni Benedetto (artist)
John & Josiah Boydell (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Castiglione pinxt R. Earlom sc Jn Boydell Excudit, Publish'd Septbr. 1st. 1781.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 28.3 cm, Width: 36.5 cm

Object history note

This print is a plate from Houghton Gallery, published by John and Josiah Boydell, London, 1788.

Descriptive line

Print entitled 'Orpheus'. Mezzotint by Richard Earlom after Castiglione, 1788.

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.

Production Note

The accession entry states that this print was published as a plate in Houghton Gallery in 1788, but is originally dated on the print 1st September 1781.

Attribution note: Undescribed state between 1st and 2nd state.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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