Mezzotint print of painting, portrait of George Graham, 1720-1756

Made:
1720-1756 in England
artist:
Thomas Hudson
engraver:
John Faber

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Engraving of George Graham, by J. Faber from painting by T. Hudson. Print, Mezzotint 36x26cm, trimmed platemark 25.3cm. Numbered in plate : 5. - "Done from the Original Picture in the Possession of the Right Honble,, GEORGE EARL OF MACCLESFIELD, &c. Portrait, TQL seated beside mercurial pendulum in open clock case. George Graham (1673-1751) Clockmaker, inventor and geophysicist. John Faber Jr (1695-1756) born in Amsterdam, came to England and learned drawing and mezzotint engraving from his father, became a well respected engraver of portraits, this one from an oil painting by Thomas Hudson (1701-1779) a successful English portrait painter.

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Category:
Art
Object Number:
1884-218
Materials:
mezzotint engraving, paper
Measurements:
platemark: 253 mm
type:
print
taxonomy:
  • visual and verbal communication
  • visual and verbal communication
credit:
Frodsham, C.
status:
Permanent collection

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