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Creator:
unknown artist
Title:

Oliver Plunket

Part Of:

Collective Title: Iconographie Anglaise par Reynolds et Autres

Date:
1790
Medium:
Mezzotint on modertatly thick, moderately textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 13/16 × 9 1/2 inches (32.5 × 24.1 cm), Plate: 11 1/8 × 8 1/4 inches (28.3 × 21 cm), and Image: 9 3/4 × 8 3/16 inches (24.8 × 20.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Vol.5.P.274"

Lettered, lower center: "OLIVE PLUNKET, D.D. | Titular Archbishop of Armagh, who was hanged at Tyburn July 1st 1681, Accused of High Treason in Ireland, he was brought to | Trial in England, where his Innocence could not be so easily proved, and being found Guilty, upon the false testimony of two or | three Friars, was condemned for a PLOT impossible in the execution, and therefore improbable in the contrivance. | From the original Portrait (in Grayons) taken during his confinement in Newgate, and now in the possession of the Rev'd Doctor Campbell of Clogher. | Published by W.Lowndes, No.77, Fleet Street, March 18th 1790."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10166
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
archbishop | bands | man | martyr | portrait | religious and mythological subject | saint
Associated People:
Plunkett, Oliver (1625-1681), Martyr, Archbishop, Primate of Ireland
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26190
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