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Names of the Nobility, Gentry, &c Mr Austin has had the honor to attend in Drawing, Painting, Etching and Engraving

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    • Names of the Nobility, Gentry, &c Mr Austin has had the honor to attend in Drawing, Painting, Etching and Engraving
  • Description

    A list of names in six columns, below which is a list of portraits after Reynolds, engraved by Austin, with additions and corrections made in pencil.

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  • Date

    • 1763 (circa)
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  • Dimensions

    • Height: 440 millimetres (printed area)
    • Width: 370 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Among the corrections in pencil are the following: 'Number of Pupils attended from the Year 1768, 308 [altered in pencil to 400]' and 'The Nobility and Gentry, &c. are most respectfully informed, that they may have Capital Impressions of the following Illustrious Portraits, after Sir Joshua Reynolds, &c. Dedicated by permission, to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales. By William Austin, Drawing Master, Private Teacher of Drawing and Etching, next Astley's Amphitheatre, Surrey-side of Westminster-bridge [the address crossed through and supplied above in pencil as] York Street St. James & Lawrence Street Chelsea'.
  • Location

    British XVIIIc Unmounted Imp

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  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

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