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Creator:
Print made by Robert Blyth, 1750–1784
after John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British
Published by Robert Blyth, 1750–1784
Title:

John Hamilton Mortimer

Additional Title(s):

John Hamilton Mortimer, Historical Painter

Self-Portrait in Character

Date:
1782
Medium:
Etching and stipple engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 16 7/16 x 11 13/16 inches (41.7 x 30 cm) and Image: 14 5/16 x 11 5/8 inches (36.4 x 29.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "6/ | 25A (A underlined)"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Painted by Mortimer"; lower center: "John Hamilton Mortimer, | Historical Painter. | From an original Picture painted by Himself in the posession of Richard Thorold Esqr. to whom this plate, | is humbly inscribed, by His much obliged, and most obedient Servant, | Robert Blyth. | London publish'd as the Act directs 10th. Sepr. 1782. by R. Blyth No. 105. New Bond Street."; lower right: "Etch'd by R Blyth"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12363
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | cap | costume | etcher | man | oval | painter | portrait
Associated People:
Mortimer, John Hamilton (1740–1779), painter and etcher
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:51045
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