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Matthew Boulton Esq. F.R.S. & F.S.A.

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    01/05/1801 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sharp, William, born 1749 - died 1824 (engraver)
    Sharp, William, born 1749 - died 1824 (publisher)
    Beechey, William RA (Sir), born 1753 - died 1839 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Museum number:

    21994

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 5, box A

Physical description

Three-quarter-length, seated, legs crossed, facing to right and looking to front; resting his right arm on the arm of the chair in which he is seated; holding a magnifying glass in his right hand and a medallion portrait in his left. In the right background is a bell jar.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

01/05/1801 (published)

Artist/maker

Sharp, William, born 1749 - died 1824 (engraver)
Sharp, William, born 1749 - died 1824 (publisher)
Beechey, William RA (Sir), born 1753 - died 1839 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Sir Willm. Beachey pinxt. Published May 1 1801 by Wm. Sharp London Willm. Sharp sculpt. Matthew Boulton Esq. F.R.S. & F.S.A.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 52 cm size in mount, Width: 38.9 cm size in mount

Descriptive line

Three-quarter-length portrait of Matthew Boulton, seated. Engraving by William Sharp after Sir William Beechey, 1801.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Portrait; Medallion; Bell jar; Magnifying glass

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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