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A Fruit Piece

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1788 (published)
    30 September 1776 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
    Farington, Joseph RA, born 1747 - died 1821 (draughtsman)
    Pace del Campidoglio, Michele, born 1610 - died 1670 (artist)
    John & Josiah Boydell (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.340-1959

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Print depicting a still life with flowers and fruit. At the bottom of the sheet is a heraldic achievement.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1788 (published)
30 September 1776 (dated)

Artist/maker

Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
Farington, Joseph RA, born 1747 - died 1821 (draughtsman)
Pace del Campidoglio, Michele, born 1610 - died 1670 (artist)
John & Josiah Boydell (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'In the Marble Parlour at Houghton. M. Angelo Campidoglio Pinxit. Joseph Farington delint. Richd. Earlom sculpsit. John Boydell excudit 1776. Published Septr. 30th. 1776 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.'
Lettered with title, size of picture and

Dimensions

Height: 30.5 cm, Width: 35.6 cm

Object history note

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

Descriptive line

Print entitled 'A Fruit Piece', depicting a still life. Mezzotint by Richard Earlom after Michele Pace del Campidoglio, 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 30th September 1776. Joseph Farington was the intermediary draughtsman.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Flowers; Fruit

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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