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Creator:
Print made by John Dixon, ca. 1740–1811, Irish
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Published by Josiah Boydell, 1752–1817, British
Published by Thomas Burford, ca. 1710–after 1774, British
Published by John Dixon, ca. 1740–1811, Irish
Published by S. Hooper, active 1766–1788, British
Published by Thomas Bradford, active 1763–died 1773, British
Title:

William Robertson, D.D.

Date:
1772
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped to plate): 19 7/8 x 14 1/16 inches (50.5 x 35.7 cm) and Image: 18 3/4 x 14 1/16 inches (47.7 x 35.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by Sr Joshua Reynolds"; lower center: "William Robertson, D.D.~ | Publish'd according to Act of Parliament Feby 1st 1773 & Sold by J Boydell Cheapside, S. Hopper Ludgate Hill, T Bradford Fleet STreet, J Burford Bridge St., Westminster, & J. Dixon Kempes Row, Facing Ranelagh Walk, Chelsea"; lower right: "Engraved by J Dixon"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12907
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
books | buttons | cape | chair | church | clergy | cloak | collar | drapery | gaze | ink | letters | man | old | papers | pen | portrait | posing | quills | religious | robe | sitting | solemn | thoughtful | wig
Associated Places:
Europe | Scotland | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Robertson, William (1721–1793), cleric/religious official, academic/intellectual
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38588
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