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Creator:
Print made by Richard Earlom, 1743–1822
after Johan Joseph Zoffany, 1733–1810
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794
Title:
Life School at the Royal Academy
Additional Title(s):
The Royal Academy of Arts
Date:
1773
Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 5/8 x 28 7/8 inches (52.4 x 73.3 cm), Plate: 19 7/8 x 28 1/4 inches (50.5 x 71.8 cm), Image: 19 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches (48.9 x 71.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "Dr. Daniell | March '65 | with key"

Collector's mark, verso: Paul Mellon

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "J Zoffany pinxit"; lower center: "Publish'd August 1st. 1773, R Sayer Excudit"; lower right: "Rd. Earlom Sculpst"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14607
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
academy | brushes | busts | canes | chandelier | drawing | historical subject | hourglass | lamps | men | nudes | painting (visual work) | paintings | palette | portrait | rope | Royal Academy of Arts | school | sculptures | urn
Associated People:
Catton, Charles, the younger (1756–1819), landscape painter and book illustrator
Richards, John Inigo (1730/31?–1810), landscape and scene-painter
Moser [married name Lloyd], Mary (1744–1819), flower painter
Cipriani, Giovanni Battista (1727–1785), decorative painter and draughtsman
Chambers, Sir William (1722–1796), architect
Hoare, William (1707/8–1792), portrait painter
Zuccarelli, (Giacomo) Francesco (bap. 1702, d. 1788), landscape painter and draughtsman,
Sandby, Thomas (bap. 1723, d. 1798), architect and draughtsman
West, Benjamin (1738–1820), American history painter active in Britain
Zoffany, Johan Joseph (1733–1810), portrait painter
Wilton, Joseph (1722–1803), sculptor
Kauffmann, Angelica (1741–1807), history and portrait painter
Hone, Nathaniel (1718–1784), Irish painter
Yeo, Richard (d. 1779), coin- and medal-engraver
Cosway, Richard (bap. 1742, d. 1821), artist and collector
Penny, Edward (1714–1791), portrait, historical, and genre painter
Toms, Peter (bap. 1726, d. 1777), painter and herald
Nollekens, Joseph (1737–1823), sculptor
Wale, Samuel (1721?–1786), painter and book illustrator
Hayman, Francis (1707/8–1776), painter, engraver, and book illustrator
Newton, Francis Milner (1720–1794), portrait painter
Reynolds, Sir Joshua (1723–1792), portrait and history painter and art theorist
Moser, George Michael (1706–1783)
Hunter, William (1718–1783), physician, anatomist, and man-midwife
Carlini, Agostino (c.1718–1790), sculptor
Sandby, Paul (bap. 1731, d. 1809), painter and engraver
Wilson, Richard (1712/13–1782), landscape painter
Barret, George (1732?–1784), landscape painter
Meyer, Jeremiah (1735–1789), miniature painter
Gwynn, John (bap. 1713, d. 1786), architect
Tyler, William (d. 1801), sculptor and architect
Serres, Dominic (1722–1793), marine painter
Chamberlin, Mason (bap. 1722, d. 1787), portrait painter
Bartolozzi, Francesco (1728–1815), engraver
Burch, Edward (bap. 1730, d. 1814), gem-engraver
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40617
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John Chaloner Smith, British mezzotinto portraits, being a descriptive catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century : arranged according to the engravers, the inscriptions given at full length, and the variations of state precisely set forth : acc , Martino Pub., Mansfield Centre, CT, 2004, v.1, pp. 243-44, Earlom no. 1, NE1816.G7 S58 2004 [ORBIS]


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