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Creator:
Print made by William Doughty, 1757–1782, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Published by William Doughty, 1757–1782, British
Title:

Samuel Johnson, L. L. D.

Additional Title(s):

Dr. Samuel Johnson

Date:
1779
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 1/8 x 13 11/16 inches (46.1 x 34.7 cm), Plate (bottom plate mark cropped off): 17 13/16 x 13 1/16 inches (45.3 x 33.1 cm), and Image: 15 15/16 x 13 1/16 inches (40.5 x 33.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "185"; on back, lower right: "[...] | £4.4"

collector's stamp of Alfred Morrison, in black ink, on back, lower left; collector's stamp of John Young, in black ink, on back, lower left

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds."; lower center: "Samuel Johnson, L. L. D. | London, Publish'd as the Act directs June 24th. 1779. by Wm. Doughty No. 4. Little Titchfield Street, Cavendish Square."; lower right: "Engraved by Willm,, Doughty."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.170
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
coat | costume | man | portrait | waistcoat | wig
Associated People:
Johnson, Samuel (1709–1784), author and lexicographer
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22060
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