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Henry Grattan

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    14/12/1814 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Scriven, Edward, born 1775 - died 1841 (engraver)
    Pope, Alexander, born 1763 - died 1835 (publisher)
    Pope, Alexander, born 1763 - died 1835 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Line and stipple engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    22986

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 16

Physical description

Portrait whole-length, to front, standing in an architectural setting, looking to right, leaning with left hand on a table and holding a roll of paper in his right hand; on the table are papers relating to Ireland and an inkstand; below are three volumes, two of them lettered 'Penal Law' and 'Irish Statutes'.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

14/12/1814 (published)

Artist/maker

Scriven, Edward, born 1775 - died 1841 (engraver)
Pope, Alexander, born 1763 - died 1835 (publisher)
Pope, Alexander, born 1763 - died 1835 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Line and stipple engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by Alexr. Pope Engraved by E. Scriven, Histl. Engr. to H.R.H. the Prince Regent. The Rt. Honorable Henry Grattan, Dedicated (by Permission) to His Royal Higness the Duke of Sussex, by His Royal Highnesses most Obedient & Respectful Servant, Alexr. Pope. London: Published by Alexr. Pope, No. 7, Albany Court, Piccadilly, Decr. 14th 1814.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 49.5 cm, Width: 35.2 cm

Descriptive line

Print, whole-length portrait of Henry Grattan. Mezzotint by Edward Scriven after Alexander Pope, 1814.

Production Note

India proof with open letters

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Stipple engraving; Engraving

Subjects depicted

Politician; Books; Inkstand

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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