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Creator:
Print made by Charles Bretherton, ca. 1760–1783, British
after Joseph Highmore, 1692–1780, British
Title:

Sir James Thornhill

Additional Title(s):

Sir James Thornhill, F. R. S.

Sir James Thornhill, F.R.S.

Sr. James Thornhill

Date:
1782
Medium:
Etching on medium, moderately textured, cream wove paper, laid in contemporary mount made of medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 7 1/16 x 5 3/16 inches (17.9 x 13.1 cm), Sheet (cropped inside plate): 6 7/16 x 4 9/16 inches (16.4 x 11.6 cm), and Image: 6 1/16 x 4 7/16 inches (15.4 x 11.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "[...]"; on back, lower right: "141 | 2 169 1 2/ | 25.00"

Lettered in black ink, lower center: "SR. JAMES THORNHILL."; lower right: "Chas. Bretherton f."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12633
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | coat | costume | cravat | curls | man | painter | portrait | wig
Associated People:
Thornhill, Sir James (1675/6–1734), decorative painter
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:49156
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