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Sir Thomas Chaloner

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1788 (published)
    02/03/1778 (dated)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
    Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)
    Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)
    John & Josiah Boydell (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs. E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.331-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 36

Physical description

Portrait of Sir Thomas Chaloner with a heraldic achievement at the bottom of the page. Three-quarter-length, standing, facing slightly left.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1788 (published)
02/03/1778 (dated)

Artist/maker

Earlom, Richard, born 1743 - died 1822 (engraver)
Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)
Anthony van Dyck, born 1599 - died 1641 (artist)
John & Josiah Boydell (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'In the Common Parlour at Houghton. Van Dyke Pinxit. Geo. Farington delint. Richard Earlom sculpsit. Published March 2d. 1778 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London.'
Lettered with name of sitter, size of picture and

Dimensions

Height: 41.6 cm, Width: 30.5 cm

Object history note

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

Freeman O'Donoghue, Freeman in <u>British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits.</u>, 1908-25, has pointed out that John Chaloner Smith's identification of the sitter as Sir Thomas Chaloner, the Younger (1559-1615) is erroneous and that the painting may represent one of his sons, possibly Thomas Chaloner the Regicide (1595-1661). Van Dyck visited England in 1621 and 1627 but did not commence his English practice until 1632.

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of Sir Thomas Chaloner, mezzotint by Richard Earlom after Anthony van Dyck. 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.
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.
O'Donoghue, Freeman. British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1908-25.

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 May 2 1778.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Coat of arms

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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