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Title:

John Stuart, 4th Earl and 1st Marquess Bute when Lord Mountstuart

Maker(s):

Watson, Caroline; printmaker; British artist, 1760-1814
Gainsborough, Thomas; painter; after; British artist, 1727-1788

Category:

print

Name:

print

Date:

1791-06

School/Style:

British

Period:

18th century

Production
Note:

II/II, with title altered to 'Earl of Bute'.

Technique(s):

stipple
etching

Material(s):

black carbon ink; medium
laid paper; support

Dimension(s):

height, plate, 239, mm
width, plate, 177, mm
height, sheet, 373, mm
width, sheet, 279, mm

Acquisition:

bequeathed; 1991; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio

Provenance:

A Chariatte (early 20th century) (Lugt 88a)

Notes:

The portrait was originally published when the sitter was Lord Mountstuart, altered subsequently and reprinted.

Acquisition Credit:

Bequest of Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991

Inscription(s):

signature; plate lower left, below portrait; printed; Painted by T Gainsborough.
signature; plate lower right, below portrait; printed; Engrav'd by Caroline Watson / Engraver to her Majesty
title; plate lower centre; printed; Jon Earl of Bute
inscription; plate lower centre; printed; Published according to Act of Parliament Iune 13 1791.
collector's mark; verso; stamped red ink; AC; initials in a rectangle; mark of A Chariatte (Lugt 88a)

Alternative
Number(s):

Horne; 47
O'Donoghue; 1 II/II
Lugt; 88a

Related Object:

P.2048-1991; Head of Bacchus

Accession:

Object Number: P.2049-1991
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 94874; input: 2003-09-12; modified: 2009-07-30)

Permanent
Identifier:

http://data.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/id/object/94874





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