Portrait of Frederick III, King of Prussia

Collection Type

  • Art

Date

ca. 1760

GUSN

GUSN-3879

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

Descriptive Terms

portraits
engravings (prints)
staining
ebony (color)
engraving (printing process)
gilding
glass (material)
paper (fiber product)
pine (wood)
Neoclassical
pine (wood)
Picture
Portrait
Unidentified Paper
Pine
Glass
Stipple Engraved
Ebonized
Gilded
Neoclassical
Portrait

Inscription

Plinth inscribed: ""...printed for Jno. Bowles and Son at the Black Horse in Cornhill."" ""Pesne Pinxt./ R. Houston Fecit./ Price s1.6"".

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Pesne (Painter)
Houston, Richard (Engraver)
Bowles, John (Publisher)

Location of Origin

England; London, England; Cornhill, England

Dimensions

16.188 x 12.375 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.221