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Print made by Richard Earlom, 1743–1822
after Johan Joseph Zoffany RA, 1733–1810

Life School at the Royal Academy

Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 22 x 30 3/8 inches (55.9 x 77.2 cm), Plate: 19 7/8 x 28 1/4 inches (50.5 x 71.8 cm), Image: 19 1/4 x 28 1/4 inches (48.9 x 71.8 cm)

Inscribed on back in graphite lower right: "Richard Earlom | (IR 230/167)

Lettered lower left: "J Zoffany pinxit"; lower center: "Publish'd August 1st. 1773, R Sayer Excudit"; lower right: "Rd. Earlom Sculpst"

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

The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

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, 99/ 243-44, Earlom no. 1, NE1816.G7 S58 2004 [ORBIS]

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