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Print made by Richard Earlom, 1743–1822, British
Print made by unknown artist, (eighteenth century)
after Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810, German, active in Britain (from 1760)

Life School at the Royal Academy

Additional Title(s):

The Royal Academy of Arts

Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 20 1/8 x 28 1/2 inches (51.1 x 72.4 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, lower left: "6"; on back, center: "947/20"; on back, lower left: "No.21 | [...]"; on back, lower right: "[...] | £250"

unidentified collector's stamp: "FRH"

Lettered lower left: "J Zoffany pinxit"; lower center: "Publish'd August 1st. 1773. R Sayer excudit"; lower right: "Rd. Earom Sculpt."

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 | hourglass | lamps | literary theme | men | models (people) | nudes | paintings | palette | portrait | rope | Royal Academy of Arts | school | sculptures | snake | urn
Associated People:
Moser, George Michael (1706–1783)
Zoffany, Johan Joseph (1733–1810), portrait painter
Nollekens, Joseph (1737–1823), sculptor
Bartolozzi, Francesco (1728–1815), engraver
Hunter, William (1718–1783), physician, anatomist, and man-midwife
Penny, Edward (1714–1791), portrait, historical, and genre painter
Wale, Samuel (1721?–1786), painter and book illustrator
Wilton, Joseph (1722–1803), sculptor
Zuccarelli, (Giacomo) Francesco (bap. 1702, d. 1788), landscape painter and draughtsman,
Gwynn, John (bap. 1713, d. 1786), architect
Moser [married name Lloyd], Mary (1744–1819), flower painter
Serres, Dominic (1722–1793), marine painter
Richards, John Inigo (1730/31?–1810), landscape and scene-painter
Cosway, Richard (bap. 1742, d. 1821), artist and collector
Barret, George (1732?–1784), landscape painter
Sandby, Paul (bap. 1731, d. 1809), painter and engraver
Sandby, Thomas (bap. 1723, d. 1798), architect and draughtsman
Newton, Francis Milner (1720–1794), portrait painter
Chambers, Sir William (1722–1796), architect
Meyer, Jeremiah (1735–1789), miniature painter
Yeo, Richard (d. 1779), coin- and medal-engraver
Wilson, Richard (1712/13–1782), landscape painter
Hoare, William (1707/8–1792), portrait painter
Hone, Nathaniel (1718–1784), Irish painter
Toms, Peter (bap. 1726, d. 1777), painter and herald
Tyler, William (d. 1801), sculptor and architect
Chamberlin, Mason (bap. 1722, d. 1787), portrait painter
Burch, Edward (bap. 1730, d. 1814), gem-engraver
Carlini, Agostino (c.1718–1790), sculptor
West, Benjamin (1738–1820), American history painter active in Britain
Catton, Charles, the younger (1756–1819), landscape painter and book illustrator
Reynolds, Sir Joshua (1723–1792), portrait and history painter and art theorist
Hayman, Francis (1707/8–1776), painter, engraver, and book illustrator
Cipriani, Giovanni Battista (1727–1785), decorative painter and draughtsman
Kauffmann, Angelica (1741–1807), history and portrait painter
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J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 47, 100, no. 76, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA)

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

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