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Valentine Green, 1739–1813
after Sir Joshua Reynolds, 1723–1792

Francis Russel, Duke of Bedford, with his Brothers & Sister

Additional Title(s):

The Bedford Children: Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford, as St.George, slaying the Dragon, with His Siblings, John Russell, 6th Duke of Bedford, Lord William Russell, and Miss Caroline Vernon, as Sabra.

Francis Russell, 5th Duke of Bedford with is Siblings, Lord John Russel, 6th Duke of Bedford, Lord William Russell and Miss Caroline Vernon

Part Of:

Collective Title: Iconographie Anglaise par Reynolds et Autres

Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 19 15/16 × 17 1/16 inches (50.6 × 43.3 cm), Image: 18 13/16 × 17 inches (47.8 × 43.2 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, lower right; "Vol.1 Page 36"


Lettered, lower left: "Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. "; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by V.Green, Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty | and to the Elector Palatine."; lettered, lower center: Publish'd by Walter Shropshire May 1st 17788 | No.158, Noe Bond Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
aristocracy | aristocrat | boy | brother | cape | cloud | crouching | dragon | duke | family | field | flower (plant) | flowers | Garland | girl | nobility | politician | portrait | religious and mythological subject | shield | sibling | sister | sword | the warrior martyr George (Georgius); possible attributes: banner (red cross on white field), (red) cross, dragon, (white) horse, broken lance, shield (with cross), sword | tree | youth
Associated People:
Bedford, John Russell, 6th Duke of (British aristocrat, 1766–1839)
Russell, William, Lord (British owner, 1767–1840)
Bedford, Francis Russell, 5th Duke of (British aristocrat, 1765–1802)
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