Print (Mezzotint)

  • Title:

    Sir William Pepperrell Bar,.\t

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    Peter Pelham (Mezzotinter)

    John Smibert (Painter)

    James Buck (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

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

  • Date:


  • Materials:

    Ink; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Mezzotint, Engraving

  • Museum Object Number:


  • Complete Details

Object Number


Object Name

Print (Mezzotint)


Sir William Pepperrell Bar,.\t


Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Museum purchase

Creator (Role)

Peter Pelham (Mezzotinter)

John Smibert (Painter)
"John Smibert accompanied Dr. Berkle to this country, arriving here in 1729. Born in Edinburgh in 1688, death overtook him on April 2, 1751. The 'Boston News-Letter' of April 4 reports the event as follows: 'John Smibert. On Tuesday last died here, much lamented, Mr. John Smibert, well known for many fine Pictures he has done here, and celebrated in Italy as well as Britain, for a good Painter, by the best judges. As a member of Society, he was a valuable Gentleman of a happy Temper, great Humanity and Friendship, a Kind Husband, tender Father, and steady Friend: But what is above all, an exemplary Christian, eminently so in Practice and constant Resignation to the Will of God. We hear his Funeral will be Tomorrow Evening.' Smibert was the most important painter of this period." (From card in object file 1958.1514).

James Buck (Publisher)
References: Franklin, Boston Printers, Publishers, and Booksellers: 1640-1800, p. 60.

Place of Origin

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



Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Bottom left; J: Smibert Pinx:
2. Inscription; Bottom center; Sold by JĀ·Buck in Queen street Boston
3. Inscription; Bottom right; P: Pelham fecit et ex: 1747.


Portrait; Military


Ink; Paper (laid)


Mezzotint, Engraving

Dimensions (inches)

17.6 (H) , 11.9 (W) , 11.75 (Image H) , 9.76 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

44.8 (H) , 30.2 (W) , 11.75 (Image H) , 9.76 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W at bottom. Plate H: 13.875 in. (35.24 cm). Plate W: 9.8 in. (24.9 cm). Chain intervals: 2.6-2.9 cm; 9-10 laid lines per cm.

Publisher Summary

Buck, James

Publication Date


Place of Publication

Queen Street, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, New England, United States, North America




Strasburg lily and bend

Object Description

Text available soon.

Bibliography and Bibliographic Notes

[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1991 To Please Every Taste: Eighteenth-Century Prints from the Winterthur Museum.
Published: no. 24, pp. 84-85.
[Book] Fowble, E. McSherry. 1987 Two Centuries of Prints in America, 1680-1880 : A Selective Catalogue of the Winterthur Museum Collection.
Published: no. 194, p. 297.
[Article] Richards, Nancy E. 11//1971 The print collection at Winterthur, Part II. Antiques. 100 (5): 734-739.
Published: fig. no. 2, p. 735.
[Book] Stauffer, David McNeely. 1907 American Engravers Upon Copper and Steel.
Print listed as no. 2471, pp. 408-409.