Print (Mezzotint)

  • Title:

    Cottonus Matherus (Cotton Mather)

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Peter Pelham (Painter and mezzotinter)

    Joseph Sabin (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

  • Date:

    1860-1870

  • Materials:

    Ink; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Mezzotint, Engraving

  • Museum Object Number:

    1963.0635


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1963.0635

Object Name

Print (Mezzotint)

Title

Cottonus Matherus (Cotton Mather)

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

Peter Pelham (Painter and mezzotinter)
c.1697-1751

Joseph Sabin (Publisher)
12/09/1821-06/05/1881
References: Appleton's Encyclopedia.

Place of Origin

Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America

Date

1860-1870

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Bottom right; P.Pelham ad vivum pinxit ab Origin. Fecit et excud.

Subjects

Clergy; Portrait

Materials

Ink; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Mezzotint, Engraving

Dimensions (inches)

13.6 (H) , 9.7 (W) , 11.9 (Image H) , 9.7 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

34.5 (H) , 24.7 (W) , 11.9 (Image H) , 9.7 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom. Trimmed within plate marks. Chain intervals: 2.6-2.8 cm; 8 laid lines per cm.

State

Restrike

Watermark

J WHATMAN/ 1794

Edition Notes

The watermark is that of James Whatman of Kent, England. The chain lines run vertically and have measurements corresponding to those cited by Worth and Adams as the character of Joseph Sabin's restrikes of the 1860s.

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1987 Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880 : A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Published: no. 185, p. 288.
[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.
Listed as no. 26, pp. 974-75.