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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
22 x 30 3/8 inches (55.9 x 77.2 cm), 19 7/8 x 28 1/4 inches (50.5 x 71.8 cm), and 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
Reynolds, Sir Joshua (1723–1792), portrait and history painter and art theorist
Catton, Charles, the younger (1756–1819), landscape painter and book illustrator
Hoare, William (1707/8–1792), portrait painter
Chamberlin, Mason (bap. 1722, d. 1787), portrait painter
Chambers, Sir William (1722–1796), architect
Carlini, Agostino (c.1718–1790), sculptor
Meyer, Jeremiah (1735–1789), miniature painter
Hone, Nathaniel (1718–1784), Irish painter
Toms, Peter (bap. 1726, d. 1777), painter and herald
Yeo, Richard (d. 1779), coin- and medal-engraver
Wilson, Richard (1712/13–1782), landscape painter
Tyler, William (d. 1801), sculptor and architect
Burch, Edward (bap. 1730, d. 1814), gem-engraver
Newton, Francis Milner (1720–1794), portrait painter
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
Serres, Dominic (1722–1793), marine painter
Richards, John Inigo (1730/31?–1810), landscape and scene-painter
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
Cosway, Richard (bap. 1742, d. 1821), artist and collector
Barret, George (1732?–1784), landscape painter
Wilton, Joseph (1722–1803), sculptor
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
Moser, George Michael (1706–1783)
Nollekens, Joseph (1737–1823), sculptor
Zoffany, Johan Joseph (1733–1810), portrait painter
Bartolozzi, Francesco (1728–1815), engraver
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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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