Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

James McArdell

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    20 April 1771 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
    McArdell, James, born 1729 - died 1765 (artist)
    Robert Sayer (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.335-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EM, shelf 50

Physical description

Portrait, half-length, facing slightly left, wearing a dark cloak and powdered wig, and holding an engraving tool.. On the left is a plate which the sitter is engraving.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

20 April 1771 (published)

Artist/maker

Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
McArdell, James, born 1729 - died 1765 (artist)
Robert Sayer (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Jac. McArdel delin. 1765. Richd. Earlom fecit. R. Sayer Excudit. London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, No.53 in Fleet Street, Published as the Act directs 20 April, 1771.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc. and

Dimensions

Height: 45.1 cm, Width: 32.7 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of James McArdell, mezzotint by Richard Earlom after James McArdell, 1771.

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.
Wessely, Joseph Edward. Richard Earlom. Hamburg: Haendcke & Lehmkuhl, 1886. 1 p.l., viii, 94 p.
Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Plate; Engraver

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.