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Title

The Most Rev. Richard Robinson

1775

Artists

John Raphael Smith

England

1752 – 1812

after Sir Joshua Reynolds

England

16 Jul 1723 – 23 Feb 1792

  • Details

    Other Title
    Rev Richard Robinson DD Archbishop of Armagh
    Date
    1775
    Media category
    Print
    Materials used
    mezzotint
    Dimensions
    45.1 x 35.6 cm
    Credit
    Purchased 1938
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    6741
    Copyright

    Reproduction requests

    Artist information
    John Raphael Smith

    Works in the collection

    5

    Artist information
    after Sir Joshua Reynolds

    Works in the collection

    5

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  • About

    Smith's successful career as a printmaker began when he was discovered by the artist Angelica Kauffmann while working in a linen draper's shop. In 1773 he set himself up as a print dealer, publisher and engraver, soon becoming one of the most important mezzotint engravers of the late 18th century. He reproduced works by most of the eminent British painters of his day. Of this portrait the authoress Elizabeth Montagu wrote: "The Primate's portrait at the exhibition is so admired I am jealous of it. I think some of the ladies will steal it."

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition

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