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Creator:
Print made by William Pether, ca. 1738–1821, British
after Rembrandt van Rijn, 1606–1669, Dutch
Title:

Officer of State

Date:
1764
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 20 1/16 × 14 1/8 inches (51 × 35.9 cm) and Image: 17 11/16 × 13 15/16 inches (44.9 × 35.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "440"

Lettered, lower left: "Rembrandt pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "Wm. Pether fecit."; lettered, lower center: "From the Original Picture Painted by Rembrandt, In the Collection of the | -Right Honble. the Earl of Besborough. To whom this PLATE is most Humbly | Dedicated, by HIs LORDSHIP's most obliged and most Obedient Humble Servant. J. BOYDELL. | No. 6.- | Published according to Act of Parliament by J. BOYDELL Engraver,in Cheapside Nov. 1st 1764."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1336
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23185
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