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Portrait of Frederick III, King of Prussia

1977.221 (RS116454)

Description

Engraving of Frederick III, King of Prussia. Half-length portrait of a man, torso turned to left, face turned towards viewer. Wearing a short wig, tricorn hat and coat, insignia on chest. Inset with a rondel which rests on a neo-classical plinth. Ink on paper, original glass. Ebonized frame with gilt inner edge.

Details

Maker
Pesne (Painter)
Houston, Richard (Engraver)
Bowles, John (Publisher)
Date
ca. 1760
Inscriptions
Plinth inscribed: ""...printed for Jno. Bowles and Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill."" ""Pesne Pinxt./ R. Houston Fecit./ Price s1.6"".
Location of origin
England; London, England; Cornhill, England
Associated Building
Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.).
Material
ebony (color)
engraving (printing process)
gilding
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
pine (wood)
staining
Object type
Art
Descriptive terms
Ebonized
ebony (color)
engraving (printing process)
engravings (prints)
Gilded
gilding
Glass
glass (material)
Neoclassical
paper (fiber product)
Picture
Pine
pine (wood)
Portrait
portraits
staining
Stipple Engraved
Unidentified Paper
Dimensions
16.188 x 12.375 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1977.221
Credit Line
Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler
GUSN
3879

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