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The Duke of Bedford

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    01/01/1799 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (engraver)
    Lane, W (publisher)
    Hoppner, John, born 1758 - died 1810 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:

    22113

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 4

Physical description

Whole-length portrait, standing, turned to and looking to front. The sitter is dressed in parliament robes, holding a scroll of paper in his right hand, with his left hand at his side. To the right is a table with papers. In the background is an archway and a landscape.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

01/01/1799 (published)

Artist/maker

Smith, John Raphael, born 1752 - died 1812 (engraver)
Lane, W (publisher)
Hoppner, John, born 1758 - died 1810 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by J. Hoppner Esqr. R.A. & Engraved by J. R. Smith, Mezzotinto Engraver to his Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. Published as the Act directs Jany. 1799 by W. Lane, No.10 Hamilton Street Piccadilly and for him by Anty. Molteno Printseller No.76 St. James's Street The Duke of Bedford.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 68.4 cm cut to, Width: 48 cm cut to

Descriptive line

Whole-length portrait of Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford, in parliament robes. Mezzotint by John Raphael Smith after John Hoppner, 1799.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Duke; Landscape; Table; Robes

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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