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George Morley Bishop of Winchester. / Birch's Heads

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1841,1211.157

  • Title (object)

    • George Morley Bishop of Winchester.

    Title (series)

    • Birch's Heads
  • Description

    Portrait, half-length to left, looking to front; wearing ecclesiastical robes, bands and hat; in an oval frame decorated with Acanthus leaves on top, placed above a pedestal, with crest in front; two books and scroll with ground plan of a building on right; curtain above on left, and bishop's hat above frame on right; illustration to Tindal's 'The continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England' (London); published state; after Lely. 1740 Engraving and etching

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  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1740
  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 360 millimetres
    • Width: 234 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered within image around top of frame with the title, below frame to left on pedestal: "P. Lelly Equ: Pinxit", on scroll to right: "G. Vertue Sculp 1740", and below image: "In the Collection of the Honble Lieutenant General Dormer, at Rowsham.".
  • Curator's comments

    For comment on the series see also 1844,0511.13. For impressions of an earlier state see 1979,U.1213 and 1868,0822.6706. For another impression of the same state see also 1868,0822.6707.
    After the painting by Peter Lely in the National Portrait Gallery, London, inv.no.2951. According to records there is also a painting of his portrait, dated around 1661, at Rousham House in Oxfordshire. This plate was engraved in Amsterdam.

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  • Bibliography

    • Alexander 2008 815 bibliographic details
  • Location

    Not on display (British XVIIIc Unmounted Roy)

  • Associated names

  • Associated titles

    • Associated Title: The continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1841

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1841,1211.157

Portrait, half-length to left, looking to front; wearing ecclesiastical robes, bands and hat; in an oval frame decorated with Acanthus leaves on top, placed above a pedestal, with crest in front; two books and scroll with ground plan of a building on right; curtain above on left, and bishop's hat above frame on right; illustration to Tindal's 'The continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England' (London); after Lely.  1740 Engraving and etching

Recto

Portrait, half-length to left, looking to front; wearing ecclesiastical robes, bands and hat; in an oval frame decorated with Acanthus leaves on top, placed above a pedestal, with crest in front; two books and scroll with ground plan of a building on right; curtain above on left, and bishop's hat above frame on right; illustration to Tindal's 'The continuation of Mr. Rapin's History of England' (London); after Lely. 1740 Engraving and etching

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