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Creator:
Samuel William Reynolds, 1773–1835, British
after John Opie, 1761–1807, British
Title:

Thomas Girtin

Date:
1817
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 23 3/16 × 17 1/8 inches (58.9 × 43.5 cm), Plate: 14 15/16 × 10 3/16 inches (37.9 × 25.9 cm), and Image: 12 1/8 × 10 1/8 inches (30.8 × 25.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by John Opie Esqr. R.A."; lettered lower right; "Engraved by S.W. Reynolds"; lettered, lower center: "Portrait of the late extraordinary Artist | THOMAS GIRTIN, | Natus Feb. 18 1775 Obit. Nov. 9 1802. | To Sir george Beaumont Bart. | One of his earliest Patrons This Print is with Permission respectfully dedicated by his very obliged & grateful Servt. JOHN GIRTIN. | J. Girtin in the recent fire in Broad Str. having lost all his property, excepting some prints &c. which with this portrait of the late Brother, he respectfully offers to a liberal Public. | London: Pub'd May 16,1817, by J.Girtin, Engraver, Printer & No.25 Old Compton Street, 3 doors from Prince street, Soho."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12160
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31981
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