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The Earl of Aberdeen K.T.

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    28/07/1831 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Cousins, Samuel RA, born 1801 - died 1887 (engraver)
    Lawrence, Thomas PRA (Sir), born 1769 - died 1830 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on wove paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 1

Physical description

Portrait, three-quarter-length standing, turned to front and looking to right; left hand resting on a folded paper on a table, on which is the seal of the Foreign Office. The sitter is wearing the star and ribbon of the Order of the Thistle. In the left background is the base of a column.

Place of Origin

London (published)


28/07/1831 (published)


Cousins, Samuel RA, born 1801 - died 1887 (engraver)
Lawrence, Thomas PRA (Sir), born 1769 - died 1830 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on wove paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by The late Sir Thomas Lawrence P.R.A. &c. &c. Engraved by Samuel Cousins 1831. The Earl of Aberdeen K. T. His Majesty's Principal Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 1830. London. Published July 28th 1831 by Colnaghi Senr. Dominick Colnaghi & Co. Printsellers to their Majesties & the Royal Family PALL MALL EAST.'


Height: 65.8 cm cut, Width: 50 cm cut

Descriptive line

Three-quarter-length portrait of George Hamilton-Gordon, Earl of Aberdeen. Mezzotint by Samuel Cousins after Thomas Lawrence, 1831.

Production Note

Attribution note: Proof with skeleton letters


Wove paper



Subjects depicted

Table; Sash; Seal; Column


Portraits; Prints; Politics; Scotland


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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