Print (Mezzotint)

  • Title:

    The Right Hon.\ble Peter Lord King

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    John Simon (Mezzotinter)

    Michael Dahl (Painter)

    John Bowles (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Ink; Paper (wove)

  • Techniques:


  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Print (Mezzotint)


The Right Hon.\ble Peter Lord King


Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

John Simon (Mezzotinter)

Michael Dahl (Painter)

John Bowles (Publisher)
John Bowles traded under his own name from c. 1724-1754 and 1764-1779. He trained his son Carington Bowles (1724-1792) and they traded together as John Bowles and Son from 1754 to 1764. John's brother Thomas Bowles (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 & Carver (with Samuel Carver). John was succeeded by Robert Wilkinson. John Bowles, and later John Bowles and Son, used the inscription "at the Black Horse in Cornhill" until 1766, when fire damaged his shop. He relocated to No. 13 Cornhill by 1768.

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower left; M. Dahl. Pinxit.
2. Inscription; Lower center; Printed & Sold by Iohn Bowles at the Black Horse in Cornhill.


Portrait; Armorial device


Ink; Paper (wove)



Dimensions (inches)

17.7 (H) , 11.3 (W) , 13.7 (Image H) , 9.8 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

45 (H) , 28.6 (W) , 13.7 (Image H) , 9.8 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

Plate H: 13.9 in. (35.2 cm). Plate W: 9.9 in. (25.1 cm).

Publisher Summary

Bowles, John

Place of Publication

London, England, United Kingdom





Edition Notes

State III, with a great deal of retouching; Taylor's address erased, but with John Bowles's address added.

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. 3. 941-1428.
See p.1097, no.87.
[Book] Lu, Zhangshen. 2012 Passion for Porcelain: Masterpieces of Ceramics from the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Teapot and teabowl, as well as order for Chinese porcelain for Lord Peter King, Baron of Ockham, p. 22, fig 7