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Creator:
Print made by Richard Earlom, 1743–1822, British
after Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794, British
Title:
Life School at the Royal Academy
Date:
1773
Medium:
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), and 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 stamp of the Paul Mellon Collection, in blue ink, on back, within two concentric circles: "PAUL MELLON | COLLECTION"

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:
Sandby, Paul (bap. 1731, d. 1809), painter and engraver
Bartolozzi, Francesco (1728–1815), engraver
Sandby, Thomas (bap. 1723, d. 1798), architect and draughtsman
Zoffany, Johan Joseph (1733–1810), portrait painter
Moser, George Michael (1706–1783)
Nollekens, Joseph (1737–1823), sculptor
Cosway, Richard (bap. 1742, d. 1821), artist and collector
Barret, George (1732?–1784), landscape painter
Wilton, Joseph (1722–1803), sculptor
Penny, Edward (1714–1791), portrait, historical, and genre painter
Wale, Samuel (1721?–1786), painter and book illustrator
Hunter, William (1718–1783), physician, anatomist, and man-midwife
Zuccarelli, (Giacomo) Francesco (bap. 1702, d. 1788), landscape painter and draughtsman,
Moser [married name Lloyd], Mary (1744–1819), flower painter
Gwynn, John (bap. 1713, d. 1786), architect
Richards, John Inigo (1730/31?–1810), landscape and scene-painter
Serres, Dominic (1722–1793), marine painter
Reynolds, Sir Joshua (1723–1792), portrait and history painter and art theorist
Catton, Charles, the younger (1756–1819), landscape painter and book illustrator
Hayman, Francis (1707/8–1776), painter, engraver, and book illustrator
Chambers, Sir William (1722–1796), architect
Newton, Francis Milner (1720–1794), portrait painter
Burch, Edward (bap. 1730, d. 1814), gem-engraver
Carlini, Agostino (c.1718–1790), sculptor
Wilson, Richard (1712/13–1782), landscape painter
Yeo, Richard (d. 1779), coin- and medal-engraver
Toms, Peter (bap. 1726, d. 1777), painter and herald
Tyler, William (d. 1801), sculptor and architect
Chamberlin, Mason (bap. 1722, d. 1787), portrait painter
Hoare, William (1707/8–1792), portrait painter
Meyer, Jeremiah (1735–1789), miniature painter
Hone, Nathaniel (1718–1784), painter
Cipriani, Giovanni Battista (1727–1785), decorative painter and draughtsman
West, Benjamin (1738–1820), American history painter active in Britain
Kauffman, Angelica (1741–1807), history and portrait painter
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum (Yale Center for British Art, 2019-02-14 - 2019-05-20)

William Hunter and the Anatomy of the Modern Museum (Hunterian Museum and Art Gallery, 2018-09-27 - 2019-01-06)

Publications:
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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

Link:
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