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Creator:
John Dixon, ca. 1740–1811, Irish
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Published by John Dixon, ca. 1740–1811, Irish
Title:

William Robert Fitzgerald, Second Duke of Leinster

Date:
1775
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped to plate): 19 13/16 x 14 1/16 inches (50.4 x 35.7 cm) and Image: 18 1/2 x 13 7/8 inches (47 x 35.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper right: "16"; lower left: "31"

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

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds"; lower center, text broken up by large coat of arms at center: "William Duke of Leinster, Marquis of Kildare, ~ | EARL of KILDARE and OPHALY, VISCOUNT LEINSTER of TAPLOW, | in Buckinghamshire; & Baron of Ophaly.~ | Publish'd according to act of Parliament, May 19th, 1775, by J Dixon, Kempes Row, opposite Ranelegh Chelsea."; lower right: "Engrav'd by J Dixon."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12915
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
books | coat | cuffs | desk | drapery | duke | elegant | fur coat | gaze | hose | lace | letter | man | nobleman | portrait | posing | robe | sitting | tapestry | thoughtful
Associated Places:
Europe | Ireland | Leinster
Associated People:
Fitzgerald, William Robert, second duke of Leinster (1749–1804), landowner and political reformer
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38596
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