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Creator:
Samuel William Reynolds, 1773–1835, British
after John Opie, 1761–1807, British
Title:
Thomas Girtin
Date:
1817
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches (38.4 x 26 cm), Plate: 15 x 10 inches (38.1 x 25.4 cm), and Image: 12 1/8 x 10 inches (30.8 x 25.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

J WHATMAN | 1827

In lettering, recto, lower left: "Painted by John Opie Esqr. RA."; recto, lower right: "Engraved by S.W. Reynolds."; recto, center: "Portrait of the late extraordinary Artist, | THOMAS GIRTIN, | Natus Feb. 18. 1775 Obiit Nov. 9.1802. | To Sir George Beaumont Bart.| One of his earliest Patrons This Print is with Permission respectfully Dedicated by his very obliged & grateful Servt. JOHN GIRTIN. | J. Girtin in the recent fire in Broad Strt. having lost all his property, excepting some prints &c which with this portrait of his late Brother, he respectfully offers to a liberal Public.", and recto, center, below: "London: Pubd. May 16 1817, by J. Girtin, Engraver, Printer & No. 25 Old Compton Street, 3 doors from Princes Street, Soho." In lettering, within reproduced coat of arms, recto, center: "Erectus non elatus"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.20193
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
book | charcoal | charcoal stick | coat | cravat | portrait | stock (neckcloth)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:46067
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