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The Right Honble. John Lord Viscount Ligonier

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1760s (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Fisher, Edward, born 1722 (engraver)
    Fisher, Edward, born 1722 (publisher)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Museum number:

    22249

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 21

Physical description

Print, whole-length portrait of a man, directed to right, looking to left, on horseback. The sitter is wearing military uniform and holding a baton in his right hand. In the left background is a fortress, soldiers and a battle on the right. At the bottom of the sheet is a coat of arms.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1760s (published)

Artist/maker

Fisher, Edward, born 1722 (engraver)
Fisher, Edward, born 1722 (publisher)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'J. Reynolds pinxt. Sold by E. Fisher at the Golden Head in Leicester Square price 10s. 6d. The Right Honble. John Lord Viscount Ligonier, One of His Majesty's most Honble. Privy Council, Knight of the most Honble. Order of the Bath Colonel of His Majesty's First Regmt. of Foot Guards Field Marshall & Commander in Chief of His Majesty's Forces, & Master General of the Ordinance, &c. &c.'
Lettered

Descriptive line

Print, whole-length portrait of John, Earl Ligonier, mezzotint by Edward Fisher after Joshua Reynolds, 1760s.

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

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 2, p.499.

Production Note

2nd state.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Battle; Horse; Soldiers; Uniform; Baton; Coat of arms

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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