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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

Life School at the Royal Academy

Additional Title(s):

The Royal Academy of Arts

Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
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)

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:
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
Sandby, Thomas (bap. 1723, d. 1798), architect and draughtsman
Zoffany, Johan Joseph (1733–1810), portrait painter
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
Bartolozzi, Francesco (1728–1815), engraver
Moser, George Michael (1706–1783)
Nollekens, Joseph (1737–1823), sculptor
Zuccarelli, (Giacomo) Francesco (bap. 1702, d. 1788), landscape painter and draughtsman,
Serres, Dominic (1722–1793), marine painter
Cosway, Richard (bap. 1742, d. 1821), artist and collector
Richards, John Inigo (1730/31?–1810), landscape and scene-painter
Moser [married name Lloyd], Mary (1744–1819), flower painter
Gwynn, John (bap. 1713, d. 1786), architect
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
West, Benjamin (1738–1820), American history painter active in Britain
Cipriani, Giovanni Battista (1727–1785), decorative painter and draughtsman
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
Toms, Peter (bap. 1726, d. 1777), painter and herald
Tyler, William (d. 1801), sculptor and architect
Wilson, Richard (1712/13–1782), landscape painter
Yeo, Richard (d. 1779), coin- and medal-engraver
Chamberlin, Mason (bap. 1722, d. 1787), portrait painter
Hoare, William (1707/8–1792), portrait painter
Hone, Nathaniel (1718–1784), Irish painter
Meyer, Jeremiah (1735–1789), miniature painter
Kauffmann, Angelica (1741–1807), history and portrait painter
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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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