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Creator:
John Raphael Smith, 1752–1812, British
after Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
Title:

Portrait of Richard Arkwright

Date:
1801
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 25 3/4 × 18 1/16 inches (65.4 × 45.9 cm) and Image: 24 × 17 15/16 inches (61 × 45.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso upper right: "9538 | 1267 / NX"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "C.S.2 [only] | state"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "[3]14[23]"

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by JOSEPH WRIGHT, R.A. 1790."; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by J.R.SMITH, Mezzotinto Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales, May 5, 1801."; lettered, lower center: "Sr Richard Arkwright"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.1115
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41680
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Matthew Craske, Joseph Wright of Derby : Painter of darkness, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, p. 21, fig. 14, NJ18.W95 C72 2020+ (YCBA)


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