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Creator:
attributed to John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British
Title:
Portrait of John Saxby
Date:
undated
Medium:
Brown wash and pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 1/4 x 7 inches (21 x 17.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper left to upper right: "John Saxby Labourer in Sir Thos. Lee's | garden and clerk of Hartell parish | 1730 and 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); Crest

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5702
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
clerks | gardeners | laborers | men | portrait
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:11423
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