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

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), and 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:
Cipriani, Giovanni Battista (1727–1785), decorative painter and draughtsman
West, Benjamin (1738–1820), American history painter active in Britain
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
Hoare, William (1707/8–1792), portrait painter
Hone, Nathaniel (1718–1784), painter
Meyer, Jeremiah (1735–1789), miniature painter
Chamberlin, Mason (bap. 1722, d. 1787), portrait painter
Wilson, Richard (1712/13–1782), landscape painter
Tyler, William (d. 1801), sculptor and architect
Toms, Peter (bap. 1726, d. 1777), painter and herald
Yeo, Richard (d. 1779), coin- and medal-engraver
Chambers, Sir William (1722–1796), architect
Newton, Francis Milner (1720–1794), portrait painter
Burch, Edward (bap. 1730, d. 1814), gem-engraver
Carlini, Agostino (c.1718–1790), sculptor
Kauffmann, Angelica (1741–1807), history and portrait painter
Sandby, Paul (bap. 1731, d. 1809), painter and engraver
Sandby, Thomas (bap. 1723, d. 1798), architect and draughtsman
Wilton, Joseph (1722–1803), sculptor
Penny, Edward (1714–1791), portrait, historical, and genre painter
Wale, Samuel (1721?–1786), painter and book illustrator
Hunter, William (1718–1783), physician, anatomist, and man-midwife
Zoffany, Johan Joseph (1733–1810), portrait painter
Zuccarelli, (Giacomo) Francesco (bap. 1702, d. 1788), landscape painter and draughtsman,
Richards, John Inigo (1730/31?–1810), landscape and scene-painter
Serres, Dominic (1722–1793), marine painter
Moser [married name Lloyd], Mary (1744–1819), flower painter
Gwynn, John (bap. 1713, d. 1786), architect
Cosway, Richard (bap. 1742, d. 1821), artist and collector
Barret, George (1732?–1784), landscape painter
Bartolozzi, Francesco (1728–1815), engraver
Moser, George Michael (1706–1783)
Nollekens, Joseph (1737–1823), sculptor
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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, v.1, 99/ 243-44, Earlom no. 1, NE1816.G7 S58 2004

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