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Creator:
John Dixon, ca. 1740–1811, Irish
after Thomas Gainsborough RA, 1727–1788, British
Published by William Wynne Ryland, 1732–1783, British
and Henry Bryer, died in or before 1782, British
Title:

Mr. John Joshua Kirby

Additional Title(s):

Mr. Kirby, Designer in Perspective to their Majesties and Author of Dr. Brook Taylor's Method of Perspective Made Easy

Date:
between 1765 and 1771
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 13 7/8 x 9 15/16 inches (35.3 x 25.2 cm) and Image: 12 1/2 x 9 15/16 inches (31.8 x 25.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "#6 | 18/L"

Lettered, lower left: "Gainsborough pinx.t"; lower center: "Mr. Kirby, ~ | Designer in Perspective to their MAJESTIES and Author of D,,r Book Taylor's | Method of Perspective made Easy &c &c | Sold by Ryland & Bryer, Engravers & Printsellers, at the Kings Arms in Cornhill."; lower right: "Dixon fecit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11613
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | author | buttons | cravat | designer | gaze | man | middle-aged | oval | perspective | portrait | posing | solemn | wig
Associated People:
Kirby, John Joshua (1716–1774), painter/draughtsman ,author/poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31249
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