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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


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."


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


Artist information

John Raphael Smith

Works in the collection

5

Artist information

after Sir Joshua Reynolds

Works in the collection

5


Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history