Print (Mezzotint)

  • Title:

    Eliz,,\th Dutchess of Hamelton, Chalelherault, Brandon, & Dutchess of Argyle, &c. &c.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Robert Lawrie (Mezzotinter)

    Katherine Rad (Painter)

    Robert Sayer (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    February 25 1771 (1771-1771)

  • Materials:

    Ink; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Mezzotint, Engraving

  • Museum Object Number:

    1994.0035


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1994.0035

Object Name

Print (Mezzotint)

Title

Eliz,,\th Dutchess of Hamelton, Chalelherault, Brandon, & Dutchess of Argyle, &c. &c.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase with funds provided by Brock W. Jobe

Creator (Role)

Robert Lawrie (Mezzotinter)
1755-05/19/1836

Katherine Rad (Painter)
1723-1779

Robert Sayer (Publisher)
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

February 25 1771 (1771-1771)

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower right, beneath image; R. Lowry fecit.
2. Inscription; Lower left, beneath image; C. Read pinx.\t
3. Inscription; Lower center, beneath image; R. Sayer Excudit.
4. Inscription; Lower center, beneath title; London, Printed for Rob.\t Sayer, Map & Printseller N.\o 53 Fleet Street, Published as the Act directs 25, Feb.\y 1771.

Subjects

Portrait

Materials

Ink; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Mezzotint, Engraving

Dimensions (inches)

20.6 (H) , 14.4 (W) , 18.1 (Image H) , 13.9 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

52.3 (H) , 36.7 (W) , 18.1 (Image H) , 13.9 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom. Plate H: 20.1 in. (51.0 cm). Plate W: 13.9 in. (35.4 cm). Chain interval: 2.5-2.7 cm. Laid line interval: 7-8 per cm.

Publisher Summary

Sayer, Robert

Publication Date

02/25/1771

Place of Publication

No. 53 Fleet Street, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Watermark

"CAIIIIAL [?]/ FIN/ DANGOUROIS/ 17[10 or 70]

Edition Notes

Brilliant impression.

Object Description

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