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Print made by John Raphael Smith, 1752–1812
after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1723–1792
Colonel Tarleton
Former Title(s):
Tarleton, Colonel, later Sir Banastre, Bt (1754-1833)
Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint, engraver's proof on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 25 3/16 × 16 1/4 inches (64 × 41.2 cm), Plate: 25 1/2 × 15 9/16 inches (64.8 × 39.6 cm), Image: 24 3/4 × 15 9/16 inches (62.9 × 39.6 cm)

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "ex [..] Proof [...]"

Lettered below image, lower left : "Painted by S. Joshua Reynolds | Publish'd Octo 11 1782 by JR Smith No. 23."; center: "Col. Tarleton"; lower right: "Engraved by J.R. Smith | opposite the Pantheon Oxford Street London"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Tarleton, Sir Banastre, baronet (1754–1833), army officer and politician
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IIIF Manifest:

Two Extraordinary Women : The Lives and Art of Maria Cosway (1760-1838) and Mary Darby Robinson (1757-1800) (The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, 2016-01-29 - 2016-05-01) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Romantic Print in the Age of Revolutions: Hero, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-01-23 - 2003-06-01) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition] [Exhibition Description]

Rembrandt in Eighteenth Century England (Yale Center for British Art, 1983-10-19 - 1983-12-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Painters and Engraving - The Reproductive Print from Hogarth to Wilkie (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-03-26 - 1980-06-22) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

Katharina Mayer Haunton, English Mezzotints from the Lennox-Boyd Collection, C. G. Boerner, London, 2002, p.134-135, NE1815.E54 2002 (YCBA) [YCBA]

David Mannings, Sir Joshua Reynolds, a complete catalogue of his paintings , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2000, v. 1,pp.439-40, no. 1733, v. 2: pl.116; fig.1400, NJ18 R36 A12 M35 2000 OVERSIZE (YCBA) [YCBA]

Martin Postle, Joshua Reynolds, the creation of celebrity , Tate Publishing, London New York, 2005, p. 57, pl. 26, NJ18 R36 J68 2005 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

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