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Creator:
John Dixon, ca. 1740–1811, Irish
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Published by William Wynne Ryland, 1732–1783, British
Title:
The Right Honorable Charles Townsend, Esquire, Late Chancellor of the Exchequer
Date:
1770
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 9/16 x 10 7/8 inches (39.5 x 27.7 cm) and Image: 14 5/16 x 10 7/8 inches (36.3 x 27.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Marked in blue ink, on back, center, collector's stamp: "Paul Mellon Collection"

Lettered, lower left: "S,,r Jos,, Reynolds pinx"; lower center: "The Right Hon,,ble Charles Townshend Esq.r late Chancellor of the Exchequer, and One of | HIS MAJESTY'S Most Hob,,ble PRIVY COUNCIL. &c. | Publish'd as the Act directs Dec. the 21, 1770 by the Proprietor W.m Wynn Ryland Engraver to His Majesty in Cornhill"; lower right: "Dixon Fecit~"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12845
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
chancellor | cravat | curls | exchequer | gaze | man | nobleman | oval | portrait | posing | robes | solemn | wig
Associated People:
Townshend, Charles (1725–1767), politician
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38476
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