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The Rt. Hon. William Pitt

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    January 20 1806 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Clint, George, born 1770 - died 1854 (engraver)
    Hoppner, John, born 1758 - died 1810 (artist)
    Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co. (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.300-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 24, box A

Physical description

Portrait, three-quarter-length, resting right hand on ceremonial robes and facing slightly left; wearing a black coat, buttoned up. In the background on the left is a column, and to the right a drape.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

January 20 1806 (published)

Artist/maker

Clint, George, born 1770 - died 1854 (engraver)
Hoppner, John, born 1758 - died 1810 (artist)
Paul & Dominic Colnaghi & Co. (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by John Hoppner, R.A. Engraved by George Clint. London: Published Jany. 20th 1806, by Messrs. Colnaghi & Co. 23, Cockspur Street, opposite Suffolk Street, Charing Cross.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc. and

Dimensions

Height: 50.2 cm, Width: 34.9 cm

Object history note

This print was published a few days before Pitt died.

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of William Pitt, mezzotint by George Clint after John Hoppner, 1806.

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.
O'Donoghue, Freeman. British Museum: Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits. London: Printed by order of the Trustees, 1908-25.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Minister; Drapery; Robes; Column

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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