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George Birkbeck

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    January 1827 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Dawe, Henry Edward, born 1790 - died 1848 (engraver)
    Lane, Samuel, born 1780 - died 1859 (artist)
    John Knight & Henry Lacey (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:

    22213

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 5

Physical description

Three-quarter-length portrait, standing, turned to front and looking to right. The sitter's left hand is resting on a book, lettered 'History of Mechanic's Institutions MSS 1825' on the spine.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

January 1827 (published)

Artist/maker

Dawe, Henry Edward, born 1790 - died 1848 (engraver)
Lane, Samuel, born 1780 - died 1859 (artist)
John Knight & Henry Lacey (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by Saml. Lane Esqr. Engraved by Henry Dawe 6 Bartholomew Place, Kentish Town. Published by Knight & Lacey Paternoster Row January 1827.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 69.5 cm cut to, Width: 42.9 cm cut to

Descriptive line

Three-quarter-length portrait of George Birkbeck. Mezzotint by Henry Edward Dawe after Samuel Lane, 1827.

Production Note

Attribution note: Skeleton letter proof

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Physician

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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