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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:

Nelly O'Brien (Lady Mary O'Brien)

Date:
1774
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 19 13/16 x 13 7/8 inches (50.4 x 35.3 cm) and Image: 18 x 13 7/8 inches (45.7 x 35.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "Lady Mary O'Brien | (Nelly O'Brien)"

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

Lettered, lower left: "Joshua Reynolds Esques, Pinxt"; lower center: "Ryland Excudit. | Publish'd Sepr 29, 1774, by W. Wynne Ryland, LONDON."; lower right: "J. Dixon, Fecit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12918
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
cape | cloak | drapery | dress | embroidery | hair | mantle | noblewoman | portrait | profile | tassel | urn | woman
Associated Places:
Europe | Orkney | Scotland | United Kingdom
Associated People:
O'Brien, Mary, 3rd Countess of Orkney (1755–1831)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38599
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