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Wm. Henry West Betty, Aetatus Suae 13

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    16/03/1805 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ward, James, born 1769 - died 1859 (engraver)
    Northcote, James, born 1746 - died 1831 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on paper

  • Museum number:

    21912

  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

Half-length portrait, turned to left and looking to front. The sitter is wearing a white lace collar and a cloak over his left shoulder.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

16/03/1805 (published)

Artist/maker

Ward, James, born 1769 - died 1859 (engraver)
Northcote, James, born 1746 - died 1831 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Painted by J. Northcote Esqr. R.A. Engraved by J. Ward Painter & Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales. Wm. Henry West Betty, Aetatus Suae 13 From the first and only original Portrait in the possession of Thos. Lister Parker Esqr. Published March 16 1805 by Mr. Betty at Messrs. Colnaghi & Co. Printsellers, Cockspur Street.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 47.2 cm cut to, Width: 34 cm cut to

Descriptive line

Half-length portrait of the boy actor William Henry West Betty. Mezzotint by James Ward, after James Northcote, 1805.

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Child; Cloak; Actor

Categories

Children & Childhood; Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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