- Museum number
- Object: Reverendus Vir Henricus Sacheverell S.T.P.
Portrait, almost half-length in an oval frame directed to left, head turned towards the viewer, wearing academic gown, bands and light brown wig to the shoulders; after Gibson; touched state with frame, after engraver and publisher names erased.
Mezzotint, squared up in graphite
- Production date
- 1700-1718 (circa)
Height: 345 millimetres (trimmed)
Width: 250 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- There is an impression in BM P&D which is clearly from a reworked state, with traces of where curls have been removed by the sitter's right chin and shoulder, and traces of the erased engraver and publisher names, yet it retains the oval frame (2010,7081.2426). Chaloner Smith's state order must therefore be reversed: the frame appears to have been added rather than removed.
Nicholas Stogdon (Christopher Lennox-Boyd database) lists a state subsequent to Chaloner Smith's second state (with the frame erased), in which the plate is reworked and a faint ruled line has been added along the bottom edge
- Not on display
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Acquired with the assistance of the National Heritage Memorial Fund, the Friends of the British Museum, the Art Fund, Mrs Charles Wrightsman, the Michael Marks Charitable Trust, and numerous individual donors.
- Prints and Drawings
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