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

William Robertson

Part Of:

Collective Title: Iconographie Anglaise par Reynolds et Autres

Date:
1772
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 7/8 × 15 3/8 inches (53 × 39.1 cm), Plate: 19 7/8 × 14 inches (50.5 × 35.6 cm), and Image: 18 13/16 × 13 15/16 inches (47.8 × 35.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Dr Robertson"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Vol.5 P.286"

Lettered, lower left: "Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx"; lettered, lower right: "J.Disox fecit."; lettered, lower center: "Publish'd according to Act of Parliament November 1st 1772 | Sold by J.Boydell Cheapside, J.Hooper Ludgate Hill [?] Bradford Fleet Street [Bursford] Bridge Street Westminster J Dixon Kempes Row opposite Renelagh Walk Chelsea"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10197
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
books | chair | curtain | historian | inkwell | man | paper | portrait | quills | religious and mythological subject | tippet | wig
Associated People:
Robertson, William (1721–1793), cleric/religious official, academic/intellectual
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26221
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