Tool (for fine art) (Steel plate)

  • Title:

    Untitled (Tench Coxe)

  • Category:

    Tools

  • Creator (Role):

    John Sartain (Mezzotinter)

    Jeremiah Paul (Painter)

    John Sellers & Sons (Plate maker)

  • Place of Origin:

    Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

  • Secondary Place of Origin:

    Sheffield, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1883-1884

  • Materials:

    Iron

  • Techniques:

    Mezzotint

  • Museum Object Number:

    2002.0020.005 A


  • Complete Details



Object Number

2002.0020.005 A

Object Name

Tool (for fine art) (Steel plate)

Title

Untitled (Tench Coxe)

Category

Tools

Credit Line/Donor

Gift of Weld Coxe

Creator (Role)

John Sartain (Mezzotinter)
1808-1897
Also founded and published Sartain's Union Magazine of Literature and Art (Jan. 1849-Aug. 1852). Thought to have produced as many as 1500 plates.

Jeremiah Paul (Painter)
1761-1820

John Sellers & Sons (Plate maker)
1820-1953
This firm appears to have specialized in straight-edge razors, but also made other steel objects, including knives and steel plates for engravings.

Place of Origin

Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Mid-Atlantic, United States, North America

Secondary Place of Origin

Sheffield, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1883-1884

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower left; On steel by John Sartain, Phil/.\a
2. Inscription; Lower right; The original painting by J. Paul
3. Inscription; Top center on reverse; JOHN SELLERS & SONS / 151 ARUNDEL STREET / SHEFFIELD

Subjects

Portrait

Materials

Iron

Techniques

Mezzotint

Dimensions (inches)

14 (H) , 10.9 (W) , 9.2 (Image H) , 7.6 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

35.6 (H) , 27.8 (W) , 9.2 (Image H) , 7.6 (Image W)

Object Description

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