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Her Royal Highness Augusta, Hereditary Princess of Brunswick & Lunenburg

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    20/01/1764 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    McArdell, James, born 1729 - died 1765 (engraver)
    McArdell, James, born 1729 - died 1765 (publisher)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint on laid paper

  • Museum number:

    13774

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 2, box A

Physical description

Head and shoulders portrait, to front, looking to right. The sitter is wearing an ermine-trimmed robe and a coronet.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

20/01/1764 (published)

Artist/maker

McArdell, James, born 1729 - died 1765 (engraver)
McArdell, James, born 1729 - died 1765 (publisher)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint on laid paper

Marks and inscriptions

'J. Reynolds pinxt. J. Mc Ardell fecit. Her Royal Highness Augusta, Hereditary Princess of Brunswick & Lunenburg. Published by J. Mc Ardell according to Act of Parliament Jany. 20th 1764 and sold at the Corner of Henrietta Street, Covent Garden.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 50.9 cm cut to, Width: 35.8 cm cut to

Descriptive line

Print, portrait, head and shoulders, of Augusta, Hereditary Princess of Brunswick and Lunenberg, mezzotint by James McArdell after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1764.

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

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 2, p.839.

Materials

Laid paper

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Coronet; Princess; Ermine

Categories

Royalty; Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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