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The Reverend Mr. James Hervey

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1750s-1760s (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dixon, John (engraver)
    Bowles, John, born 1701 - died 1779 (publisher)
    Williams, John Michael, born 1710 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:

    22459

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 17, box A

Physical description

Print, half-length portrait, turned to front, wearing gown and bands and resting right hand on a Bible on a table.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1750s-1760s (published)

Artist/maker

Dixon, John (engraver)
Bowles, John, born 1701 - died 1779 (publisher)
Williams, John Michael, born 1710 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Done from the Original Picture of I. Williams in the possession of Mr. Wm. Hervey. I: Dixon Fecit. The Reverend Mr. James Hervey, and late Rector of Weston Favell in Northamptonshire, and the Celebrated Author of Theron & Asphasio, Meditations & Contemplations, &c. &c. Price 1/6 Printed for John Bowles, at the Black Horse in Cornhill.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 40.3 cm sheet cut, Width: 29.5 cm sheet cut

Descriptive line

Print, half-length portrait of James Hervey. Mezzotint by John Dixon after John Michael Williams, 1750s-1760s.

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

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 1, p.211.

Production Note

2nd state.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Man; Bible; Clergyman

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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