John Earl of Bute John Stuart, 4th Earl and 1st Marquess Bute
Watson, Caroline; printmaker; British artist, 1760-1814
Gainsborough, Thomas; painter; after; British artist, 1727-1788
II/II, with title altered to 'Earl of Bute'.
black carbon ink; medium
laid paper; support
height, plate, 239, mm
width, plate, 177, mm
height, sheet, 373, mm
width, sheet, 279, mm
bequeathed; 1991; Reitlinger, Henry Scipio
A Chariatte (early 20th century) (Lugt 88a)
The portrait was originally published when the sitter was Lord Mountstuart, altered subsequently and reprinted.
Bequest of Henry Scipio Reitlinger, 1950, transferred from the Reitlinger Trust, 1991
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)
O'Donoghue; 1 II/II
P.2048-1991; Head of Bacchus
Object Number: P.2049-1991
(Paintings, Drawings and Prints)
(record id: 94874; input: 2003-09-12; modified: 2014-05-27)