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Creator:
John Dixon, ca. 1740–1811, Irish
after Thomas Gainsborough RA, 1727–1788, British
Published by John Boydell, 1720–1804, British
Title:
Henry Scott, Third Duke of Buccleugh and Fifth Duke of Queensberry
Date:
1771
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/8 x 14 inches (48.5 x 35.5 cm), Plate: 17 11/16 x 12 13/16 inches (45 x 32.6 cm), and Image: 16 7/16 x 12 11/16 inches (41.7 x 32.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Marked in blue ink, on back, center, collector's stamp: "Paul Mellon Collection"

Lettered, lower left: "Thos Gainsborough pinxit."; lower center: "Jno Boydell excudit 1771 | Henry Duke of Buccleugh. | Knight of the most Ancient and Noble Order of the Thistle. | Published June 11th. 1771. by John Boydell Engraver, in Cheapside London."; lower right: "Dixon fecit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11610
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | captains (military officers) | chivalric orders | coat | cravat | cuffs | dog (animal) | duke | gaze | grass | holding | jacket | landowner | man | medal | nobleman | portrait | posing | rocks (landforms) | sky | The Most Ancient and Noble Order of the Thistle | trees
Associated Places:
Europe | Scotland | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Scott, Henry, 3rd Duke of Buccleuch and 5th Duke of Queensberry (1746–1812), landowner and army officer
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31243
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