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Creator:
John Faber the Younger, ca. 1695–1756, Netherlandish, active in Britain
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Published by Thomas Bowles, ca. 1712–died 1753, British
Published by John Bowles & Son, 1701–1779, British
Title:

William, Duke of Devonshire

Date:
1755
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 1/8 x 11 inches (38.4 x 28 cm), Plate: 13 3/4 x 9 3/4 inches (35 x 24.7 cm), and Image: 12 5/16 x 9 11/16 inches (31.3 x 24.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

collector's stamp of the Paul Mellon Collection, in blue ink, on back, lower center, within two concentric circles: "PAUL MELLON | COLLECTION"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "J. Reynolds pinx."; lower center: "His Grace William Duke of Devonshire | 1755. | Printed for Tho,, Bowles in St,, Paul's Church Yard, & Jno,, Bowles & Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill."; lower right: "J. Faber fecit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12888
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
drapery | flounces | frock coat | man | medal | nobility | portrait | star | The Most Noble Order of the Garter | wig
Associated People:
Cavendish, William, third Duke of Devonshire (1698–1755), nobleman and Whig politician
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38562
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