IIIF provides researchers rich metadata and media viewing options for comparison of works across cultural heritage collections. Visit the IIIF page to learn more.
Print made by Richard Houston, ca. 1721–1775, British, The Philosopher in Contemplation, undated
The Philosopher in Contemplation
- Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
- Sheet: 10 3/8 × 14 1/2 inches (26.4 × 36.8 cm), Plate: 9 7/8 × 14 inches (25.1 × 35.6 cm), Image: 9 9/16 × 13 15/16 inches (24.3 × 35.4 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "aguatint"
Lettered, lower left: "Rembrandt pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "R. Houston fect."; lettered, lower center: "THE PHILOSOPHER IN CONTEMPLATION. | printed for E Bakewell & H. Parker in Cornhill, Jn.Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhill, & R Sayer, in Fleet Street."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.
- IIIF Manifest:
If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.