A Fruit Piece, from The Houghton Gallery

A work made of mezzotint with etching, with engraved inscription, in black on ivory wove paper.
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  • A work made of mezzotint with etching, with engraved inscription, in black on ivory wove paper.

Date:

1781

Artist:

Richard Earlom (British, 1743-1822)
After Jan van Huysum (Dutch, 1682-1749)

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.

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Prints and Drawings

Artist

Richard Earlom

Title

A Fruit Piece, from The Houghton Gallery

Origin

England

Date

1781

Medium

Mezzotint with etching, with engraved inscription, in black on ivory wove paper

Dimensions

504 × 387 mm (image); 558 × 413 mm (plate); 652 × 510 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Potter Palmer, Jr.

Reference Number

1922.2181

Extended information about this artwork

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