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Creator:
Print made by Edward Fisher, 1722–1785, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

John Armstrong, M.D.

Date:
between 1760 and 1780
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 15/16 x 11 1/8 inches (43 x 28.3 cm), Plate: 13 15/16 x 9 15/16 inches (35.4 x 25.3 cm), and Image: 12 5/16 x 9 15/16 inches (31.3 x 25.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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

Lettered, lower left: "Sr: Joshua Reynolds Pinx,,t"; lower center: "JOHN ARMSTRONG M:D:~ | The Suffrage of the wise, | The Praise that's worth Ambition, is attain'd | By Sense alone, & Dignity of Mind."; lower right: "Edw.d Fisher Sculp,,t"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12881
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
author | coat | cravat | gaze | physician | physician | poet | portrait | posing | science | solemn | thoughtful | vest | wig
Associated People:
Armstrong, John (1709-1779), physician, author/poet
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38555
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