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The Right Honourable William Pitt, Esqr.

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    20/04/1766 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Houston, Richard, born 1721 - died 1775 (engraver)
    Sayer, Robert, born 1724 - died 1794 (publisher)
    Hoare, William RA (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:

    22050

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Half-length portrait, to left and looking to front. The sitter is wearing a wig and an embroidered coat with floral decoration.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

20/04/1766 (published)

Artist/maker

Houston, Richard, born 1721 - died 1775 (engraver)
Sayer, Robert, born 1724 - died 1794 (publisher)
Hoare, William RA (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Done from an Original Picture in the Possession of Earl Temple; by Richd. Watson. The Right Honourable William Pitt, Esqr. One of His Majesty's Most Honble. Privy Council. London: Printed for Robert Sayer, Map & Printseller, at the Golden Buck near Serjeant's Inn, Fleet Street. Price 10s.6d. Published according to the Act of Parliament 20 April, 1766.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 62.5 cm, Width: 44 cm

Descriptive line

Portrait of William Pitt, 1st earl of Chatham, in an emboidered coat. Mezzotint by Richard Houston after William Hoare, 1766.

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

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 2, p.680.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Statesman; Politician; Minister

Categories

Prints; Portraits; Politics

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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