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Sir John Fielding. As Chairman of the Quarter Sessions for the City of Westminster

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    early 19th century (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dickinson, William, born 1746 - died 1823 (engraver)
    Barclay, George (publisher)
    Peters, Matthew William Rev., born 1742 - died 1814 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:

    23108

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 13, box A

Physical description

Three-quarter length portrait, seated, to front; right hand resting on the arm of chair, left on breast; wearing robes, tricorne hat and a ribbon and pendant round neck.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

early 19th century (published)

Artist/maker

Dickinson, William, born 1746 - died 1823 (engraver)
Barclay, George (publisher)
Peters, Matthew William Rev., born 1742 - died 1814 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by W. Peters R.A. Engraved by W. Dickinson. Sir John Fielding. As Chairman of the Quarter Sessions for the City of Westminster. London, Publish'd Novr. 12th 1778 by W: Dickinson & T: Watson No. 158. New Bond Street. Republished from the Original Plate in the possession of Henry Pownall Esqr. by Barclay Gerrard St.
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 74.9 cm, Width: 54.7 cm

Descriptive line

Print, three-quarter length portrait of Sir John Fielding, seated and wearing robes. Mezzotint, an undescribed state republished by Barclay from a plate by William Dickinson, early 19th century.

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

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 1, p.178.

Production Note

This state is not described in John Chaloner Smith's British Mezzotinto Portraits. It seems that Smith did not encounter this republished state. The additional lettering - 'Republished from the Original Plate in the possession of Henry Pownall Esqr. by Barclay Gerrard St.'- suggests that this print was published later than 12 November 1778.

Barclay, the publisher of this state, could possibly be the George Barclay of 22 Gerard Street, active in the second quarter of the 19th century. The former's address is given as Gerard Street.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Magistrate; Tricorne; Pendant

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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