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George Shelley (1666?-1736?), writing master at Christ's Hospital

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    1714 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bickham, George II the younger (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Engraving on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Beqeathed by Sir Ambrose Heal

  • Museum number:

    E.867-1965

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 66

Physical description

Engraving by George Bickham I (c.1684-1769); George Shelley (1666?-1736?), writing master at Christ’s Hospital. Portrait, head and shoulders, facing slightly right, in an oval surrounded by calligraphic flourishes. After Bernard Lens III (1682-1740). Frontispiece to Shelley's The second part of Natural Writing in all the hands, London, 1714. Lettered with name of sitter etc. and ‘B. Lens Jun: deln: Bickham sculp:.’ With the mark of the collection of Rev. J. Burleigh James (mid-19th century).

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

1714 (published)

Artist/maker

Bickham, George II the younger (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

Engraving on paper

Marks and inscriptions

Lettered with name of sitter etc.

'B. Lens Jun: deln: Bickham sculp:.'
Lettered

With the mark of the collection of Rev. J. Burleigh James (mid-19th century) (Lugt 1425)

Dimensions

Height: 23.8 cm, Width: 18 cm

Object history note

After Bernard Lens III (1682-1740). (BM:P:2; Heal pp.94, 166,167) Frontispiece to his
The second part of Natural Writing in all the hands, London, 1714 (Berlin II, no.5052). With the mark of the collection of Rev. J. Burleigh James (mid-19th century) (Lugt 1425).

Descriptive line

Engraving by George Bickham I (c.1684-1769); portrait of George Shelley (1666?-1736?), writing master at Christ's Hospital. After Bernard Lens III (1682-1740). Frontispiece to Shelley's 'The second part of Natural Writing in all the hands', London, 1714. Lettered with names of sitter etc., artist and engraver.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings Accessions 1965 pub. HMSO 1966

Materials

Paper; Printing ink

Techniques

Engraving

Subjects depicted

Portraits; Teachers; Men

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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