Print (Mezzotint)

  • Title:

    The Reverend M..\r George Whitefield, A.M./ Chaplain to the COUNTESS of Huntingdon.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    John Greenwood (Mezzotinter)

    Nathaniel Hone I (Painter)

    Carington Bowles (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    July 1 1769 (1769-1769)

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Mezzotint, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1973.0595


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1973.0595

Object Name

Print (Mezzotint)

Title

The Reverend M..\r George Whitefield, A.M./ Chaplain to the COUNTESS of Huntingdon.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Anonymous

Creator (Role)

John Greenwood (Mezzotinter)
1727-1792
Greenwood was the son and grandson of prosperous Boston shipwrights. He was apprenticed to the engraver and japanner Thomas Johnston for three years, and then began his career as a portrait painter. In 1752, he sailed for Surinam and did not return to America. He painted more than one hundred portraits, and in his later years (after 1773) was a dealer in art objects in London, where he died.

Nathaniel Hone I (Painter)
1717/1718-1784

Carington Bowles (Publisher)
1724-1793
Carington Bowles (1724-1793) was trained by his father John Bowles (1701-1779) and they traded together from 1754 to 1764 as John Bowles and Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill. John's brother, Thomas Bowles (1695 or 1712-1767), had a similar business in St. Paul's Churchyard, which Carington took over in 1764 when his uncle retired. Carington and John then began trading separately under their own names. Carington was succeeded by his son Henry Carington Bowles (1763-1830), who printed under the name Bowles and Carver. John was succeeded by Robert Wilkinson.

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

July 1 1769 (1769-1769)

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower left beneath image; N. Hone pinx.\t
2. Inscription; Center beneath image; Carington Bowles excudit.
3. Inscription; Lower right beneath image; J. Greenwood fecit
4. Inscription; Bottom left; LONDON. Publish'd as the Act directs, July.\st 1769.
5. Inscription; Bottom right; Printed for CARINGTON BOWLES, N.\o 69 S.\t Pauls Church Yard.

Subjects

Clergy; Portrait

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Mezzotint, Hand colored

Dimensions (inches)

14.75 (H) , 10.38 (W) , 12.8 (Image H) , 9.87 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

37.46 (H) , 26.37 (W) , 12.8 (Image H) , 9.87 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at right. W at top. Plate H (at left): 13.875 in. (35.24 cm). Plate W (at bottom): 9.875 in. (25.08 cm). Image H at left. Image W at bottom. Chain intervals and laid lines per cm not measured

Publisher Summary

Bowles, Carington

Publication Date

07/01/1769

Place of Publication

no. 69, St. Pauls Church Yard, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

State

V or later

Watermark

none

Coloring

Hand colored with watercolors

Edition Notes

Previously published by Robert Sayer, 1764-76.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Smith, John Chaloner. 1884 British Mezzotinto Portraits; Being a Descriptive Catalogue of These Engravings from the Introduction of the Art to the early part of the present century. 2. 461-940.
Listed as no. 7, p. 601.