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Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight : painted by himself, for the Royal Academy, 1780 ; engrav'd by V. Green, mezzotinto engraver to his Majesty, and to the Elector Palatine

Title
Sir Joshua Reynolds, Knight : painted by himself, for the Royal Academy, 1780 ; engrav'd by V. Green, mezzotinto engraver to his Majesty, and to the Elector Palatine.
Published
[London] : Publish'd by V. Green, Decr. 1st, 1780, No. 29, Newman Street, Oxford Street, [1780]
Physical Description
1 printing plate : copper ; 49 x 39 cm.
Notes
Title continues: "President of the Royal Academy, member of the Imperial Academy at Florence, Doctor of Laws of the Universities of Oxford and Dublin, and Fellow of the Royal Society."
The reverse has the stamp of Whittow & Large, manufacturers of the plate.
Summary
Original copper plate for Valentine Green's mezzotint of a self-portrait by Joshua Reynolds (Mannings 21). The image is that of the second state of Valentine's mezzotint (see Hamilton, Mannings). It depicts Reynolds in three-quarter length, wearing his robes as President of the Royal Academy, his right hand on his hip, his left hand holding a paper and outstretched to rest on a table to the right, on which a bust of Michelangelo sits.
Format
Other
Language
English
Added to Catalog
August 25, 2011
References
Hamilton, E. Engraved works of Sir Joshua Reynolds, p. 57-58
Mannings, D. Sir Joshua Reynolds, 21
Subjects (Local Yale)
Genre/Form
Printing plates.
Self-portraits.
Matrices.
Citation

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