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  • The Dilettanti Society
    Turner, Charles ARA, born 1774 - died 1857
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The Dilettanti Society

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (printed)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Turner, Charles ARA, born 1774 - died 1857 (engraver)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 11, box A

Physical description

A group of seven portraits of members of the Dilettanti Society seated around a table, with fruit and bottles, and a column and drapery in the background. On the left Lord Mulgrave holding a glass and gesturing with right hand; next in order, towards the right, Lord Dundas, standing and examining a ring, Lord Seaforth, Hon. C. Greville, Charles Crowles, Duke of Leeds and Sir Joseph Banks, on right.

Place of Origin

London (printed)


early 19th century (printed)


Turner, Charles ARA, born 1774 - died 1857 (engraver)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Sir Joshua Reynolds pinxt. Lord Mulgrave Lord Dundas Lord Seaforth Honble. Charles Greville Charles Crowle Esqr. Duke of Leeds Sir Joseph Banks Turner Sculp.'


Height: 61.5 cm cut, Width: 45.6 cm cut

Descriptive line

The Dilettanti Society. Mezzotint by Charles Turner after Joshua Reynolds, early-19th century.

Production Note

Attribution note: India proof





Subjects depicted



Portraits; Prints


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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