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The Honble. Augustus Keppel Commanding His Majesty's ship Torbay, Novr. 20th 1759

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1759 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fisher, Edward, born 1722 (engraver)
    Fisher, Edward, born 1722 (publisher)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Museum number:

    26699

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 20

Physical description

Print, whole-lenght portrait of Augustus Keppel standing on board the Torbay, turned to front, looking to left and pointing with his right hand, the left rests on the hilt of a sword. In the background is a view of the sea and rocks.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1759 (published)

Artist/maker

Fisher, Edward, born 1722 (engraver)
Fisher, Edward, born 1722 (publisher)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'The Honble. Augustus Keppel Commanding His Majesty's ship Torbay, Novr. 20th 1759. J. Reynolds pinxit 1752 Sold by Edwd. Fisher at Mr. Fryars' in Great Queen Street Pr. 5d. Edwad. Fisher fecit 1759.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 75 cm mount, Width: 54.5 cm mount

Descriptive line

Print, whole-length portrait of Augustus Keppel commanding the Torbay, mezzotint by Edward Fisher after Joshua Reynolds, 1759.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 2, p. 497.

Production Note

2nd state.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Officer; Battle; Ship; Sea; Sword

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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