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Creator:
John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain
after Joseph Highmore, 1692–1780, British
Published by John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain
Title:
Sir James Thornhill
Date:
1732
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper, pasted on contemporary mount of moderately thick, slightly textured, brown wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 13 7/8 x 9 15/16 inches (35.3 x 25.3 cm), Sheet: 13 11/16 x 9 3/4 inches (34.8 x 24.8 cm), and Image: 11 5/8 x 9 3/4 inches (29.6 x 24.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, on paper attached to sheet [from letter by Thornhill], lower left: "May the 25th: 1722"; on paper attached to sheet [signature from letter by Thornhill], lower right: "James Thornhill"; in graphite, on back, center: "Sir James Thornhill | 1676-1734"; on back, lower right: "6541 | 11 x 14 3/4 | [...] | pulp mount | CS 345 III/II | 924? | £25"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "I. Highmore pinxt."; lower center: "Sr. James Thornhill Knt | of Thornhill in Dorset, Hist: Painter to his Maj: King George, & F. R. S. | Anno Dni. 1732 Ætat. 56. | Sold by J. Faber, at ye Golden head ye South side of Bloomsbury Square."; lower right: "I. Faber fecit 1732."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11729
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | coat | cravat | man | oval | portrait | wig
Associated People:
Thornhill, Sir James (1675/6–1734), decorative painter
Access:
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Publications:
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Jacqueline Riding, Basic Instincts Love, Passion and Violence in the Art of Joseph Highmore, Paul Holberton Publishing, London, p. 25, fig. 12, NJ18.H4888 R53 2017 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31387
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