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Portrait of the Rt. Hon. George Lord Anson
A rare portrait of Lord Anson, in reverse glass, contemporarily colored. London. N.d. [ca. 1821]. (425 mm x 325 mm; 355 mm x 260 mm). Hand coloured reverse glass print. The frame a little worm, but overall fine.Attractive image of Lord Anson, published for John Bowles originally (d. 1779) at the Black Horse in Cornhill; the image was registered in 1821, and presumably printed that year, the portrait was engraved by James McArdel (ca. 1729 ?" 1765) after an original oil painting of Lord Anson from 1755 by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 ?" 1792).Dossier explains the craft as "The painting on glass, by means of mezzotint prints, is performed by cementing the printed side of the prints to the surface of the glass, by the assistance of some glutinous body which will not dissolve in water; and then destroying the texture of the paper by water...by which method, a complete drawing of the picture designed is obtained on the glass; and may be coloured by the use of oil, varnish, or water colors".
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Last Found On: 2014-08-08           Check availability:      Biblio    

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