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George John, Earl Spencer: P.37-1958

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Titles

George John, Earl Spencer
Portrait of George John Spencer, 2nd Earl Spencer, 1758-1834

Maker(s)

Townley, Charles (Printmaker)
Townley, Charles (Publisher)
After Reynolds, Joshua (Painter)

Legal notes

Given by Louis C. G. Clarke, Trinity Hall, April 1958

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1958) by Clarke, Louis Colville Gray

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1800

Note

Inscriptions on bottom "Sir Joshua Reynolds pinxt." and "Engrav'd by Charles Townley Member of the Royal Academy of Florence & Berlin." and "Painted when Lord Althorp." and "Publish'd as the Act directs by C. Townley, No. 7 Opposite Mansfield Place Borough Road Southwark , Novr. 10th. 1800."

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Mezzotint

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.37-1958
Primary reference Number: 206087
Chaloner Smith: 29.II
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 13 August 2015 Updated: Friday 21 January 2022 Last processed: Friday 21 January 2022

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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