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Creator:
James McArdell, ca. 1729–1765, Irish
after James Wills, Active 1740–died 1777, British
Title:

Thomas Secker, Lord Bishop of Oxford

Part Of:

Collective Title: Iconographie Anglaise par Reynolds et Autres

Date:
1747
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream, laid paper, mouned on, moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 16 1/8 × 12 1/16 inches (41 × 30.6 cm), Contemporary drawn border: 15 3/16 × 11 3/16 inches (38.6 × 28.4 cm), Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 14 1/16 × 10 3/16 inches (35.7 × 25.9 cm), and Image: 11 15/16 × 9 15/16 inches (30.3 × 25.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, on mount, upper center: "Thomas Secker was of Exeter College -- x in 1734 was raised he | to the See of Bristol from whence he was translated to Oxford in 1737 -- | in which bishoprich he continued [twice] removed to Canterbury in 1758 --"; inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower center: "19th Bp Oxford"; inscribed in graphite, on mount, lower right: "Vol.6.P.302"

Watermark on mount

Lettered, lower left: "T.Willes Pinxit."; lettered, lower right: "J. Mc Ardell Fecit, 1747."; lettered, lower center: "The Right Reverend Father in God | Thomas Secker S.T.P. Lord Bishop of Oxford. | Sold by M. Overton opposite Fetter Lane end Fleet Street. & P.Brookes faceing Southampton Street in ye Strand Price 1s.6d."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10219
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
archbishop | bands | frame (ornament area) | man | portrait | tippet | wig
Associated People:
Secker, Thomas (1693-1768), Bishop and Archbishop
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26276
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