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Print - Sir Francis Burdett
  • Sir Francis Burdett
    Ward, William A.R.A, born 1766 - died 1826
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Sir Francis Burdett

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    29/05/1811 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ward, William A.R.A, born 1766 - died 1826 (engraver)
    Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (publisher)
    Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:

    22114

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case B, shelf 8

Physical description

Whole-length portrait, standing to front and holding 'Magna Charta' in left hand. The sitter is wearing a dark coat, buttoned. On the ground to the right is a pile of books. In the right background is a view of the Tower of London; to the left, the base of a column and drapery.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

29/05/1811 (published)

Artist/maker

Ward, William A.R.A, born 1766 - died 1826 (engraver)
Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (publisher)
Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'To the People of England Painted by JR Smith Engraved by W Wood Engraver to HRH the Duke of York Published May 29 1811 by JR Smith 33 Newman Street Oxford Street London First Fifty.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 71.6 cm cut, Width: 50.4 cm cut, Height: 623 mm image, Width: 453 mm image, Height: 657 mm platemark, Width: 456 mm platemark, Height: 716 mm sheet, Width: 505 mm sheet

Descriptive line

Portrait, whole-length, of Sir Francis Burdett. Mezzotint by William Ward, after John Raphael Smith, 1811.

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

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 4, p.1459.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Column; Books

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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