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The Shepherd Boy

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    1874,0711.764

  • Title (object)

    • The Shepherd Boy
  • Description

    A young boy standing three-quarter length to right playing a pipe, seen from the back, head turned to look to front, his dog standing behind him in the foreground; landscape behind; after Reynolds (Mannings 2156)
    Stipple and etching, the face and hands printed in brown ink

  • Producer name

  • School/style

  • Date

    • 1788-1858
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 300 millimetres
    • Width: 247 millimetres
  • Inscriptions

      • Inscription Content

        Lettered with title, "Sir William Jones when a Youth", and production detail: "Painted by Sr. Joshua Reynolds", "Agar sculp."; an illegible publication line beginning "London..." can be detected below.
  • Curator's comments

    The identification of the sitter as Sir William Jones appears to be unfounded, as Hamilton does not consider any possible identity of the model.

  • Location

    Not on display (British Masters Portfolio)

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1874

  • Department

    Prints & Drawings

  • Registration number

    1874,0711.764

A young boy standing three-quarter length to right playing a pipe, seen from the back, head turned to look to front, his dog standing behind him in the foreground; landscape behind; after Reynolds (Mannings 2156)  Stipple and etching, the face and hands printed in brown ink

A young boy standing three-quarter length to right playing a pipe, seen from the back, head turned to look to front, his dog standing behind him in the foreground; landscape behind; after Reynolds (Mannings 2156) Stipple and etching, the face and hands printed in brown ink

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