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Sir John Jervis

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1870,1008.2627

  • Title (object)

    • Sir John Jervis
  • Description

    Portrait, almost half-length standing directed to right, looking towards the viewer, left arm outstretched, wearing naval uniform with sash and star, frilled cravat and powdered wig tied at the nape; after Stuart; scratched open-letter proof. 1794
    Mezzotint

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1794
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 378 millimetres
    • Width: 280 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Scratched below the image with the title in open letters, continuing 'Kinght of the Bath, Vice Admiral of the White, & Commander in Chief of his Majestys Ships at the Reduction of the Islands of Martinique, St. Lucia, Guadaloupe, Marie-Galante, Deseada, & the Saints', a dedication to the owner of the original 'Capital' painting, Francis Stevens Esqr, from the publishers, and "T. Stuart pinxt. / Robt. Laurie fecit / Published August 1794, by Robt. Laurie & Jas. Whittle, No. 53, Fleet Street, London. Successors to the late Mr. Robt. Sayer.".
  • Bibliography

    • Chaloner Smith 31.I bibliographic details
    • Russell 31.II bibliographic details
  • Location

    British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy

  • Subjects

  • Associated names

  • Acquisition date

    1870

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1870,1008.2627


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