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Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    17/03/1857 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Scott, James (engraver)
    Graves, Henry, born 1806 - died 1892 (publisher)
    Pearce, Stephen, born 1819 - died 1904 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:

    22954

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 4

Physical description

Three-quarter-length, seated, turned to front and looking to right; holding spectacles in right hand, which rests on a table with a chart, inkstand, books, pens and a ruler. In the background are bookshelves.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

17/03/1857 (published)

Artist/maker

Scott, James (engraver)
Graves, Henry, born 1806 - died 1892 (publisher)
Pearce, Stephen, born 1819 - died 1904 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by Stephen Pearce London, Published by Henry Graves & Compy. March 17th 1857, Printsellers to the Queen - 6 Pall Mall. Engraved by James Scott. Rear Admiral Sir Francis Beaufort K.C.B. D.C.L. Corr. Mem. Inst. France., F.R.S. Hydrographer to the Navy from 1829 to 1855. From the original Portrait presented to Greenwich Hospital by the Subscribers to the Beaufort Testimonial.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 57.7 cm cut to, Width: 44.5 cm cut to

Descriptive line

Three-quarter-length portrait of Sir Francis Beaufort, seated at a table. Mezzotint by James Scott after Stephen Pearce, 1857.

Production Note

Attribution note: Open letter proof

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Spectacles; Books; Bookshelves; Inkstand

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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