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William John, Earl of Ancrum

A work made of mezzotint in black on ivory laid paper, discolored to tan.
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  • A work made of mezzotint in black on ivory laid paper, discolored to tan.


1773, published 1776


John Dixon (Irish, c. 1740-1811)
after Sawrey Gilpin (English, 1733-1807) and Richard Cosway (English, 1742-1821)
published by John Boydell (English, 1719-1804) and John Dixon

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John Dixon


William John, Earl of Ancrum


Ireland (Artist's nationality:)

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Made 1773


Mezzotint in black on ivory laid paper, discolored to tan


Image: 51.3 × 60.6 cm (20 1/4 × 23 7/8 in.); Plate: 54.3 × 60.6 cm (21 7/16 × 23 7/8 in.); Sheet: 57.5 × 69.2 cm (22 11/16 × 27 1/4 in.)

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The Amanda S. Johnson and Marion J. Livingston Fund

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