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Creator:
James Watson, 1740–1790, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

Right Honourable Sir John Cust, 3rd Baronet, Speaker of the House of Commons

Date:
1769
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, moderately textured, beige, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 24 3/16 × 15 1/16 inches (61.4 × 38.3 cm) and Image: 22 7/8 × 15 inches (58.1 × 38.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "48"

Paul Mellon Collector's mark, verso

Lettered, lower center: "J.Boydell excudit 1769. | The Right Honorable Sir John Cust Bart | SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, | And One of His Majesty's most Honorable Privy Council. | Published Jan:1s.1769 by Jn Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London."; lettered, lower left: "J. Reynolds pinxit."; lettered, lower right: J.Watson fecit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12946
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Cust, Sir John, third baronet (1718–1770), speaker of the House of Commons
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38637
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