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The Hon. Mrs. Duff

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    01/05/1807 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Agar, John Samuel, born 1773 - died 1858 (engraver)
    Cosway, Richard RA, born 1742 - died 1821 (artist)
    Ackermann, Rudolph, born 1764 - died 1834 (publisher)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stipple engraving and soft-ground etching, coloured by hand.

  • Credit Line:

    Bequeathed by Mrs M. V. Cunliffe

  • Museum number:

    E.138-1963

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PE, shelf 50

Physical description

Portrait, full-length, full face and stepping from a cloud onto the Earth.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

01/05/1807 (published)

Artist/maker

Agar, John Samuel, born 1773 - died 1858 (engraver)
Cosway, Richard RA, born 1742 - died 1821 (artist)
Ackermann, Rudolph, born 1764 - died 1834 (publisher)

Materials and Techniques

Stipple engraving and soft-ground etching, coloured by hand.

Marks and inscriptions

'Stranger, or Friend…a lesson to Mankind'
Lettered with name of sitter, a dedication to James Duff, Earl of Fife and 8 lines of verse

' R. Cosway R.A. delt. John Agar sculpt. London: Pub May 1807 by R. Ackermann at his Repository of Arts 101 Strand.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 41 cm cut to, Width: 29.8 cm cut to

Historical context note

Maria Caroline (née Manners) (1775-1805) was the wife of James Duff, 4th Earl of Fife.

Descriptive line

Full-length portrait of Maria Caroline (née Manners) stepping from a cloud on to the Earth. Stipple engraving and soft-ground etching by John Samuel Agar, 1807.

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

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints and Drawings and Department of Paintings, Accessions 1963 . London: HMSO, 1964.

Techniques

Hand-colouring; Stipple engraving; Soft ground etching

Subjects depicted

Cloud

Categories

Portraits; Prints

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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