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The Right Honble. Lord Viscount Duncan

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1 March 1798 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
    Copley, John Singleton, born 1738 - died 1815 (publisher)
    Copley, John Singleton, born 1738 - died 1815 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.332-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 12

Physical description

Portrait, three-quarter-length, standing on the deck of a warship and facing half left; holding a sword in left hand, the right placed on a cannonl a burning Dutch warship in left background.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1 March 1798 (published)

Artist/maker

Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
Copley, John Singleton, born 1738 - died 1815 (publisher)
Copley, John Singleton, born 1738 - died 1815 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by J. S. Copley, R.A. Engraved by R. Earlom. Published & Sold March, 1, 1798, by J. S. Copley, George Street, Hanover Square. The Right Honble. Lord Viscount Duncan &c. &c. &c. Admiral of the Blue and Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Ships in the North Sea at the Defeat of the Dutch Fleet, on the 11th of October, 1797.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc. and

Dimensions

Height: 50.8 cm, Width: 35.9 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Adam Duncan, 1st Viscount Duncan of Camperdown, mezzotint by Richard Earlom after John Singleton Copley, 1798.

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. 1, p.247.
Wessely, Joseph Edward. Richard Earlom. Hamburg: Haendcke & Lehmkuhl, 1886. 1 p.l., viii, 94 p.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Uniform; Admiral; Sword; Cannon; Warship

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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