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An image of The academicians of the Royal Academy by Richard Earlom, after Johann Zoffany

Richard Earlom

(England 1743 – 09 Oct 1822)

after Johann Zoffany

(United Kingdom 1733 – 1810)

Title
The academicians of the Royal Academy
Other titles:
The Royal Academy
Year
1773
Media category
Print
Materials used
mezzotint
Edition
ii of 2 states
Dimensions

50.8 x 72.2 cm trimmed to platemark

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated
Credit
Purchased 1940
Accession number
8517
Location
Not on display
Further information

The setting is the Life Room of the Academy, at that time situated in a disused royal apartment in Somerset House, on the Strand. Sir Joshua Reynolds, president of the newly formed institution, stands to the left of centre, holding his silver ear trumpet. Zoffany sits at the extreme left, brush and palette in hand. The Academy's two female members, Angelica Kauffman and Mary Moser, are represented by portraits hanging on the wall. Their physical presence in the room would have been prevented by the two nude male models.

Exhibition history (1)

Old Europe: Prints & drawings from the collection 1500-1800, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, 03 Jun 2006–06 Aug 2006