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Creator:
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:
Thomas King and Sophia Baddely in "The Clandestine Marriage"
Date:
1772
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 3/4 x 22 5/8 inches (47.6 x 57.5 cm), Plate: 18 1/4 x 21 7/8 inches (46.4 x 55.6 cm), and Image: 16 7/8 x 21 7/8 inches (42.9 x 55.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "11-1"; on back, lower right: "Thomas King & Sophia Baddeley | for King & Miss B. in the Character of | Lord Ogeby & Miss Fanny Sterling"

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 pinxt"; lower center: "R Sayer, excudit | Publish'd November 1st., 1772 by R Sayer, No 53, Fleet Street"; lower right: "Rd Earlom sculpst | 1772"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14614
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actors | actress | brocade | coat | corsage | dress | gesture | gown | hat | kerchief | landscape | literary theme | marriage | men | play | plays by George Colman the elder (bap. 1732, d. 1794) and David Garrick (1717–1779) | portrait | The Clandestine Marriage, 1766 | theater (discipline) | trees | wigs | woman
Associated People:
Baddeley, Sophia (1745?–1786), actress and singer
King, Thomas (1730–1805), actor and theatre manager
Access:
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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, Earlom no. 26, NE1816.G7 S58 2004

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40673
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