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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

The Royal Academy of Arts

Additional Title(s):

Life School at the Royal Academy

Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 19 3/8 x 28 1/4 inches (49.2 x 71.8 cm), Plate (trimmed): 19 3/8 x 28 1/4 inches (49.2 x 71.8 cm), and Image (trimmed): 18 3/4 x 28 1/4 inches (47.6 x 71.8 cm)

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Joannes Zoffanii Pinxit 1772"; lower center: "Robertus Sayer excudit. | The ROYAL ACADEMY of ARTS, instituted by the King, in the Year 1768~ Humbly dedicated to its ROYAL PATRON, by His MAJESTY's most faithfull Subject Robert Sayer. | London: Published by Robt. Sayer, at No. 53, in Fleet Street as the Act directs 2d. August 1773."; lower right: "Richardus Earlom Sculpsist 1773."

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

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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