Dedication Page for: to the Right Honorable George Earl of Essex
- Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
- Sheet: 18 1/4 x 26 inches (46.4 x 66 cm), Plate: 13 1/2 x 16 5/8 inches (34.3 x 42.2 cm), Image: 13 1/4 x 12 1/2 inches (33.7 x 31.8 cm)
LEPARD (partially obscured)
In lettering, recto, center: "To the Right Honorable | George, Earl of Essex, | LORD LIEUTENANT OFTHE COUNTY OF HEREFORD, | &c. &c. &c. "; center, below: "My Lord, | your noble Patronage of the following Work, in addition to the many favors | bestowed on my late Brother, during his progress in the Arts is, much as I regret the occasion, become | the pleasing duty on my part to acknowledge. Incapable however of expression, adequate to my feelings, | I can only assure your Lordship, I am perfectly susceptible of the honor conferr'd, and that I entertain the most grateful sense of your Lordship's condescension:"; below, right: "And have the honor to be| MY LORD, | with the greatest respect, | YOUR LORDSHIP'S | Most Obliged and Obdt. Servt. | John Girtin"; lower left: "April 4, 1803 | No1. Little Newport Street, | SOHO."; and below, lower left: "Engraved by Jno. Girtin" In lettering, below image, recto, center: "Engraved by Jno. Girtin"; and within image, recto, center: "FIDE ET FORTITUDINE"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- escutcheons (coats of arms) | lions | palette
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Print made by James Girtin, ca. 1780–after 1820, Dedication Page for: to the Right Honorable George Earl of Essex, 1803
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