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Creator:
Print made by Samuel Freeman, 1773–1857, British
after Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1646–1723, German, active in Britain (from 1676)
Title:

John Smith

Additional Title(s):

Johannes Smith

John Smith, the Mezzotinter, Holding a Portrait of Sir Godfrey Kneller

Date:
undated
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 8 13/16 x 5 9/16 inches (22.4 x 14.2 cm) and Image: 4 5/8 x 3 3/4 inches (11.7 x 9.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "13"; on back, lower right: "1// | 25a"

Lettered, lower left: "Kneller, pinxt"; lower center: "JOHN SMITH."; lower right: "S. Freeman, Sculp.t"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12615
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | buttons | collar | hat | illustration | mantle | mezzotinter | painter | painting (visual work) | portrait | scrolls
Associated People:
Kneller, Sir Godfrey, baronet (1646–1723), history and portrait painter
Smith, John, the mezzotinter (1652 - 1743), publisher/printer, printmaker
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:49131
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