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William Henry, Duke of Gloucester

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1 May 1771 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
    Hamilton, Hugh Douglas (artist)
    Robert Sayer (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.334-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, room 503, case EM, shelf 50

Physical description

Portrait of William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester, in profile, his hair powdered and tied back in a bow, and wearing the badge of the Order of the Garter on the breast of his coat. Head and shoulders, left profile, in an oval border.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1 May 1771 (published)

Artist/maker

Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
Hamilton, Hugh Douglas (artist)
Robert Sayer (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'H. D. Hamilton pinxt. Rd. Earlom Fecit. London, Printed for Robt. Sayer, No.53 Fleet Street, Published as the Act Directs 1st May 1771.'
Lettered with name of sitter and

Dimensions

Height: 37.8 cm, Width: 27.9 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of William Henry, 1st Duke of Gloucester, mezzotint by Richard Earlom after Hugh Douglas Hamilton, 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.
Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883.
Wessely, Joseph Edward. Richard Earlom. Hamburg: Haendcke & Lehmkuhl, 1886. 1 p.l., viii, 94 p.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Garter Star

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Royalty

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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