Print (Line engraving)

  • Title:

    THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    John Hall (Engraver)

    Benjamin West (Painter)

    William Woollett (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    October 18 1781 (1781-1781)

  • Materials:

    Ink; Paper

  • Techniques:

    Engraved, Etched, Line engraved

  • Museum Object Number:

    1966.0258 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1966.0258 A

Object Name

Print (Line engraving)

Title

THE BATTLE OF THE BOYNE.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

John Hall (Engraver)
1739-1797

Benjamin West (Painter)
10/10/1738-03/01/1820
Appointed historical painter to king in 1772, and surveyor of the royal pictures in 1790. Co-founded the Royal Academy in London and succeeded Sir Joshua Reynolds as its president from 1792 to 1820.

William Woollett (Publisher)
08/15/1735-05/23/1785
Woollett was apprenticed to John Tinney, an engraver in Fleet Street, London, and studied in the St Martin's Lane academy. His first important plate was from the "Niobe" of Richard Wilson, published by Boydell in 1761, which was followed in 1763 by a companion engraving from the "Phaethon" of the same painter. After West he engraved his fine plate of the "Battle of La Hogue" (1781), and the "Death of General Wolfe" (1776), which is usually considered Woollett's masterpiece.

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

October 18 1781 (1781-1781)

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Legend, on frame backboard; Published as the Act directs 18 Oct.\r 1781 by B. West, J. Hall & W. Woollett, London.

Subjects

Historical; Williamite; Military; Jacobite; Monarchs and nobility

Materials

Ink; Paper

Techniques

Engraved, Etched, Line engraved

Dimensions (inches)

17 (H) , 23.5 (W) , 16.9 (Image H) , 23.3 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

43.3 (H) , 59.7 (W) , 16.9 (Image H) , 23.3 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom.

Publisher Summary

Woollett, William

Publication Date

10/18/1781

Place of Publication

London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] von Erffa, Helmut & Staley, Allen. 1986 The Paintings of Benjamin West.
Painting listed as cat. no. 88, pp. 208-209.