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Creator:
attributed to John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British
Title:
Portrait of James Tuffs
Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and brown ink and brush and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 7/8 x 7 1/4 inches (22.5 x 18.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper left to upper right: "James Tuffs Labourer in Sr. Thos. Lee's | garden 1730 & after - | By Mortimer"; in pen and brown ink lower left: "Found at Hartwell, Buckinghamshire. | January 1846."

Paul Mellon collector's mark; watermark: pro patria (similar to Heawood 3709)

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5701
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
gardeners | heads | laborers | men | portrait
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:11397
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