Print (Mezzotint)

  • Title:

    Out of Egypt have I Call'd my Son.

  • Category:

    Prints and Maps

  • Creator (Role):

    J. Johnson (Mezzotinter)

    Peter Paul Rubens (Painter)

    Robert Sayer (Publisher)

  • Place of Origin:

    London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

  • Date:

    1760-1780

  • Materials:

    Ink; Watercolor; Paint; Paper (laid)

  • Techniques:

    Mezzotint, Etched, Hand colored

  • Museum Object Number:

    1969.2818


  • Complete Details



Object Number

1969.2818

Object Name

Print (Mezzotint)

Title

Out of Egypt have I Call'd my Son.

Category

Prints and Maps

Credit Line/Donor

Bequest of Henry Francis du Pont

Creator (Role)

J. Johnson (Mezzotinter)

Peter Paul Rubens (Painter)
1577-1640

Robert Sayer (Publisher)
1725-02//1794
Sayer became active as a printseller as early as the late 1740s. He built up his stock of copper plates by taking over others’ inventories, first Philip Overton, then James McArdell when he died in 1765. He worked in partnership with John Bennett from around 1774 to 1785, then operated alone again through 1793. When he died in February 1794, the firm (along with Sayer’s stock of plates) were taken over by another London print firm, Laurie & Whittle.

Place of Origin

London, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Date

1760-1780

Mark or Signature or Inscription or Label

1. Inscription; Lower left beneath image; P. P. Rubens Pinx..\t
2. Inscription; Lower right beneath image; J.. Johnson Fec.\t
3. Inscription; Bottom center; Printed for Rob..\t Sayer, Map & Printseller, N:\o 53, Fleet Street.

Subjects

Religious imagery

Materials

Ink; Watercolor; Paint; Paper (laid)

Techniques

Mezzotint, Etched, Hand colored

Construction Description

Some of the paints used appear to be too thick and opaque to be watercolors.

Dimensions (inches)

14.4 (H) , 10.46 (W) , 13.76 (Image H) , 9.8 (Image W)

Dimensions (centimeters)

36.7 (H) , 26.58 (W) , 13.76 (Image H) , 9.8 (Image W)

Measurement Notes

H at left. W near top. Plate H: 13.8 in. (35.0 cm). Plate W: 9.8 in. (25.0 cm).

Publisher Summary

Sayer, Robert

Place of Publication

No. 53 Fleet Street, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Watermark

none

Coloring

Hand colored

Object Description

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