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Creator:
Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Giovanni Battista Cipriani RA, 1727–1785, Italian, active in Britain (1755-85)
Title:

Certificate Of The Royal Academy Of Arts Appointing Henry Perronet Briggs To Be An Associate, November 7, 1825

Date:
1825
Medium:
Line engraving, stipple engraving, and letterpress
Dimensions:
Sheet: 26 x 18 1/2in. (66 x 47cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, upper center: "LABOR ET INGENIUM | ROYAL ACADE | OF ARTS | INSTITUTED | MDCCLXVIII"; lettered, center: "HIS MAJESTY HAVING BEEN GRACIOUSLY PLEASED TO ESTABLISH IN THIS HIS CITY OF LONDON, | A SOCIETY FOR THE PURPOSES OF CULTIVATING AND IMPROVING | THE ARTS OF PAINTING, SCULPTURE, AND ARCHITECTURE, | UNDER THE NAME AND TITLE OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF ARTS, | AND UNDER HIS OWN IMMEDIATE PATRONAGE AND PROTECTION; | AND HIS MAJESTY HAVING THOUGHT FIT TO INTRUST | THE SOLE MANAGEMENT AND DIRECTION OF THE SAID SOCIETY, | UNDER HIMSELF, | UNTO FORTY ACADEMICIANS, WITH A POWER TO ELECT A CERTAIN NUMBER OF ASSOCIATES; | WE THEREFORE, | THE PRESIDENT AND ACADEMICIANS OF THE SAID ROYAL ACADEMY, | BY VIRTUE OF THE SAID POWER, | AND IN CONSIDERATION OF YOUR SKILL IN THE ART OF PAINTING | DO BY THESE PRESENTS CONSTITUTE AND APPOINT YOU | HENRY PERRONET BRIGGS GENTLEMAN, | TO BE ONE OF THE ASSOCIATES OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY; | HEREBY GRANTING UNTO YOU ALL THE PRIVILEGES THERE OF, | ACCORDING TO THE TENOUR OF THE LAWS RELATING TO THE ADMISSION OF ASSOICATES, | MADE IN THE GENERAL ASSEMLY OF THE ACADEMICIANS, | AND CONFIRMED BY HIS MAJESTY'S SIGN MANUAL, | IN CONSEQUENCE OF THE RESOLUTION, |YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SIGN THE OBLIGATION IN THE MANNER PRESCRIBED, | AND THE SECRETARY IS HEREBY DIRECTED TO INSERT YOUR NAME IN | THE ROLL OF THE ASSOCIATES."; lettered, lower center: "Royal Academy, | November, 7th | 1825."; lettered, lower left: "G.B. Cipria u invt. et delt."; lettered, lower right: "F.Bartollozzi Engraver to his Majesty Sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11235
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:30684
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