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Creator:
Print made by John Dixon, ca. 1740–1811, Irish
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

William Robert, second Duke of Leinster

Additional Title(s):

William Robert, 2nd Duke of Leinster

Date:
1774
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 23 × 15 1/2 inches (58.4 × 39.4 cm), Plate: 20 × 14 inches (50.8 × 35.6 cm), and Image: 18 5/8 × 14 inches (47.3 × 35.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Duke of Leinster"; inscribed on verso in graphite, lower left: "ex | Kt/tt/w"; lower right: "Very fine Proof before any letters | ex[...]"

Collector's mark: "BR" with belt and crown

Lettered below image in scratched letters, lower left: "Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds"; lower center: "Published according to act of Parliament November 25, 1774"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.185
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Fitzgerald, William Robert, second duke of Leinster (1749–1804), landowner and political reformer
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22076
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William Laffan, Ireland : crossroads of art and design, 1690-1840, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, 2015, pp. 158, 227, no. 34, fig. 8 (p 158), N6787 .I74 2015 OVERSIZE (YCBA)


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