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William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    22 October 1746 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bockman, Gerhard, born 1686 - died 1773 (engraver)
    Overton, H. (publisher)
    Bockman, Gerhard, born 1686 - died 1773 (draughtsman)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs E. B. Westwood

  • Museum number:

    E.291-1959

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 37

Physical description

Portrait, three-quarter-length, standing, facing slightly left.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

22 October 1746 (published)

Artist/maker

Bockman, Gerhard, born 1686 - died 1773 (engraver)
Overton, H. (publisher)
Bockman, Gerhard, born 1686 - died 1773 (draughtsman)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'G. Bockman delin et fecit. Published according to Act of Parliament, October 22d. 1746. Sold by H. Overton at the White Horse without Newgate, London.'
Lettered with name of sitter etc. and

Dimensions

Height: 35.6 cm, Width: 25.4 cm

Descriptive line

Print, portrait of William Augustus, Duke of Cumberland. mezzotint by Gerhard Bockman, 1746.

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.

Production Note

This mezzotint was made by Bockman after his own drawing.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Duke

Categories

Royalty; Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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