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Captain D. Lempriere (died 1846), draughtsman to the Office of Ordnance

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (probably, engraved)

  • Date:

    1745 (engraved)
    1735 (painted)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Faber, John the younger (mezzotinter)
    Frye, Thomas (painter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint engraving print on paper

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the Public Library and Museum, Hove

  • Museum number:

    E.18-1965

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case EM, shelf 21, box A

Physical description

Mezzotint engraving portrait of Captain D. Lempriere (died 1846), draughtsman to the Office of Ordnance. half-length, facing half right. Lettered with name of sitter etc. and T. Frye Pinxit 1735. I Faber Fecit Sold by
IFaber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square
and dated 1745.

Place of Origin

London (probably, engraved)

Date

1745 (engraved)
1735 (painted)

Artist/maker

Faber, John the younger (mezzotinter)
Frye, Thomas (painter)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint engraving print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'T. Frye Pinxit 1735. I Faber Fecit Sold by IFaber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square'

Lettered

Lettered with name of sitter

'1745'

Dated

Dimensions

Height: 32.9 cm, Width: 22.8 cm

Object history note

J.D.S.219.

Some time after 1750 this plate was used for a portrait of Mrs. Hannah Snell (1723-1792), the female soldier, the face and wig being altered and the inscription being erased and replaced (J.D.S.219, addenda).

Descriptive line

Mezzotint engraving by John Faber II (1684-1756) after a painting by T. Frye. Portrait of Captain D. Lempriere (died 1846), draughtsman to the Office of Ordnance. 1745. Half-length, facing half right. Lettered with name of sitter, artist, engraver, sale details and date.

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

The full text of the entry is as follows:

'FABER, John, II (c.1684-1756)

Captain D. Lempriere (died 1846), draughtsman to the Office of
Ordnance. Portrait, half-length, facing half right. (J.D.S.219)
Lettered with name of sitter etc. and T. Frye Pinxit 1735. I Faber Fecit Sold by
IFaber at the Golden Head in Bloomsbury Square and dated 1745.
Mezzotint. Cut to 13 x 9 (32.9 x 22.8 cm.)

E.18-1965

Given by the Public Library and Museum, Hove

Note: Some time after 1750 this plate was used for a portrait of Mrs. Hannah
Snell (1723-1792), the female soldier, the face and wig being altered and
the inscription being erased and replaced (J.D.S.219, addenda).'

Accessions 1965

Materials

Printing ink

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Portraits

Categories

Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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