About this artwork
Richard Earlom was one of many talented printmakers to work on John Boydell’s massive printing project to reproduce Sir Robert Walpole’s painting collection at Houghton. The finished two-volume book included 162 prints, including 27 by Earlom. (The original works were sold to Catherine the Great and are now in the State Hermitage Museum in Saint Petersburg.) Earlom was particularly favored for his ability to re-create painterly tones in his mezzotints, as is evidenced by this Fruit Piece and Flower Piece.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- Richard Earlom
- A Fruit Piece, from The Houghton Gallery
- England (Object made in)
- Published 1781
- Mezzotint with etching, with engraved inscription, in black on ivory wove paper
- 504 × 387 mm (image); 558 × 413 mm (plate); 652 × 510 mm (sheet)
- Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.