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Creator:
Valentine Green, 1739–1813, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Published by Valentine Green, 1739–1813, British
Title:

Sir Joshua Reynolds

Date:
1780
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Plate: 19 x 15in. (48.3 x 38.1cm), Sheet: 22 1/2 x 17 3/4in. (57.2 x 45.1cm), and Image: 17 3/4 x 15 inches (45.1 x 38.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen, lower left: "Sir Joshua Reynolds, painted to be placed in the collection of the Portraits of Painters [...]y of Florence, where alas! like too many other of the productions of his Pencil, [...] 1780, became evanescent."; in graphite, lower right: "pd [...] very [...] £2:12:5"

Watermark: Paris (?) 1768 [Heawood 2997]

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds"; center: "Published Decemr. 1st, 1780, by V. Green, No 29, Newman Street, Oxford Street."; lower right: "Engraved by V. Green, Mezzotint Engraver to his Majesty, & to the Elector Palatine."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12810
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
portrait
Associated People:
Reynolds, Sir Joshua (1723–1792), portrait and history painter and art theorist
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38416
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Peter Funnell, John Scarlett Davis : The Interior of the British Institution Gallery, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1984, pp.[ 4 ], [7 ], cat. no. 7, V 0103 (YCBA)


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