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George, Earl of Dalhousie

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    Edinburgh (published)

  • Date:

    1832 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lupton, Thomas Goff, born 1791 - died 1873 (engraver)
    Hill, Alexander (publisher)
    Gordon, John Watson (Sir), born 1788 - died 1864 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:

    22142

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 11

Physical description

Whole-length portrait, to front, standing and wearing uniform; left hand resting on a staff and holding a plumed hat in right; challenge cups on the left; two kneeling standard bearers on the right.

Place of Origin

Edinburgh (published)

Date

1832 (published)

Artist/maker

Lupton, Thomas Goff, born 1791 - died 1873 (engraver)
Hill, Alexander (publisher)
Gordon, John Watson (Sir), born 1788 - died 1864 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by John Watson Gordon, S.A. Published By Alexr. Hill, 50, Princes Street, Edinburgh. Engraved by Thomas Lupton. 4, Leigh Street, Burton Crescent. George, Earl of Dalhousie &c. G.C.B. Captain General Royal Company of Archers The Kings Body Guard For Scotland. As he appeared on 23rd July 1832 when he received the Royal Company Two Standards The Gift of his Majesty King William the fourth. Engraved from a portrait painted at the request of the Royal Company, and dedicated by gracious permission to His Majesty by his dutiful Subject and Servant, Alexr. Hill.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 71.6 cm, Width: 46.5 cm

Descriptive line

Whole-length portrait of George, 9th earl of Dalhousie, being presented with standards. Mezzotint by Thomas Goff Lupton after John Watson Gordon, 1832.

Production Note

Attribution note: Open letter proof

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Staff; Cups; Uniform; Standard; Flags

Categories

Portraits; Prints; Scotland

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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