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Miss Esther Jacobs

  • Object:

    Print

  • Place of origin:

    London (published)

  • Date:

    01/01/1762 (published)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Spilsbury, Jonathan, born 1737 - died 1812 (engraver)
    Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)
    Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by F. R. Bryan, Esq.

  • Museum number:

    E.282-1905

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level D, case PP, shelf 19

Physical description

Print, half-length portrait of Miss Esther Jacob seated and holding a bouquet of flowers.

Place of Origin

London (published)

Date

01/01/1762 (published)

Artist/maker

Spilsbury, Jonathan, born 1737 - died 1812 (engraver)
Boydell, John, born 1719 - died 1804 (publisher)
Reynolds, Joshua (Sir), born 1723 - died 1792 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Mezzotint

Marks and inscriptions

'J. Reynolds Pinxt. J. Spilsbury Fecit. This Print obtained the highest Premium in the year 1761, granted by the Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufacturers and Commerce, instituted in London. Publish'd by J. Boydell Engraver in Cheapside, Jany. 1st 1762 according to Act of Parliament.'
Lettered

Dimensions

Height: 74.9 cm mount, Width: 54.5 cm mount

Descriptive line

Print, half-length portrait of Miss Esther Jacobs, mezzotint by Jonathan Spilsbury after Joshua Reynolds, 1761?

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

Smith, John Chaloner. British Mezzotinto Portraits. London: Henry Sotheran & Co., 1883. Vol. 3, p. 1330.

Production Note

The engraver Jonathan Spilsbury should not be confused with his younger brother John Spilsbury.

2nd state.

Techniques

Mezzotint

Subjects depicted

Woman; Necklace; Flowers; Pearls; Bouquet

Categories

Prints; Portraits

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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