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Print made by Richard Earlom, 1743–1822
after Johan Joseph Zoffany, 1733–1810
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794
The Royal Academy of Arts
Additional Title(s):
Life School at the Royal Academy
Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 19 3/8 x 28 1/4 inches (49.2 x 71.8 cm), Plate: 19 3/8 x 28 1/4 inches (49.2 x 71.8 cm), Image: 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:
Catton, Charles, the younger (1756–1819), landscape painter and book illustrator
Richards, John Inigo (1730/31?–1810), landscape and scene-painter
Moser, George Michael (1706–1783)
Kauffmann, Angelica (1741–1807), history and portrait painter
West, Benjamin (1738–1820), American history painter active in Britain
Hoare, William (1707/8–1792), portrait painter
Wale, Samuel (1721?–1786), painter and book illustrator
Sandby, Thomas (bap. 1723, d. 1798), architect and draughtsman
Toms, Peter (bap. 1726, d. 1777), painter and herald
Nollekens, Joseph (1737–1823), sculptor
Cosway, Richard (bap. 1742, d. 1821), artist and collector
Cipriani, Giovanni Battista (1727–1785), decorative painter and draughtsman
Carlini, Agostino (c.1718–1790), sculptor
Yeo, Richard (d. 1779), coin- and medal-engraver
Zuccarelli, (Giacomo) Francesco (bap. 1702, d. 1788), landscape painter and draughtsman,
Gwynn, John (bap. 1713, d. 1786), architect
Hone, Nathaniel (1718–1784), Irish painter
Zoffany, Johan Joseph (1733–1810), portrait painter
Moser [married name Lloyd], Mary (1744–1819), flower painter
Hayman, Francis (1707/8–1776), painter, engraver, and book illustrator
Chambers, Sir William (1722–1796), architect
Reynolds, Sir Joshua (1723–1792), portrait and history painter and art theorist
Wilton, Joseph (1722–1803), sculptor
Barret, George (1732?–1784), landscape painter
Newton, Francis Milner (1720–1794), portrait painter
Sandby, Paul (bap. 1731, d. 1809), painter and engraver
Chamberlin, Mason (bap. 1722, d. 1787), portrait painter
Hunter, William (1718–1783), physician, anatomist, and man-midwife
Burch, Edward (bap. 1730, d. 1814), gem-engraver
Serres, Dominic (1722–1793), marine painter
Meyer, Jeremiah (1735–1789), miniature painter
Penny, Edward (1714–1791), portrait, historical, and genre painter
Tyler, William (d. 1801), sculptor and architect
Bartolozzi, Francesco (1728–1815), engraver
Wilson, Richard (1712/13–1782), landscape 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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