Print (Mezzotint)

  • Title:

    The Negligent Lover_

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Godfried Schalken (Painter)

    James Watson (Mezzotinter)

    Robert Sayer (Publisher and printseller)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1770-1790

  • Materials:

    Ink; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Mezzotint, Engraving

  • Museum Object Number:

    1976.0192


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1976.0192

Object Name

Print (Mezzotint)

Title

The Negligent Lover_

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Reginald P. Rose

Creator (Role)

Godfried Schalken (Painter)
1643-1706

James Watson (Mezzotinter)
c.1740-1790

Robert Sayer (Publisher and printseller)
1725-02//1794
Sayer became active as a printseller as early as the late 1740s. He built up his stock of copper plates by taking over others’ inventories, first Philip Overton, then James McArdell when he died in 1765. He worked in partnership with John Bennett from around 1774 to 1785, then operated alone again through 1793. When he died in February 1794, the firm (along with Sayer’s stock of plates) were taken over by another London print firm, Laurie & Whittle.

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1770-1790

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower left beneath image; Godf. Schalken pinx.\t
2. Inscription; Lower right beneath image; Ja.\s Watson fecit.
3. Inscription; Bottom center; London, Printed for Rob.\t Sayer Map and Printseller,near Serjeants Inn,Fleet Street.

Materials

Ink; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Mezzotint, Engraving

Dimensions (inches)

13.9 (H) , 9.9 (W) , 13.72 (Image H) , 9.8 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

35.3 (H) , 25.2 (W) , 13.72 (Image H) , 9.8 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at center. W near top. Plate H not available. Plate W: 9.8 in. (25.0 cm). Chain interval and laid lines per cm not measured.

Publisher Summary

Sayer, Robert

Place of Publication

Near Serjeants Inn, Fleet Street, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Watermark

Possible fleur de lis at center

Object Description

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