Head of Executioner, from John Evelyn's Sculptura

A work made of mezzotint in black on ivory laid paper.
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  • A work made of mezzotint in black on ivory laid paper.

Date:

1755

Artist:

Richard Houston
Irish, about 1721–1775
After Prince Rupert of the Rhine
German, 1619-1682

About this artwork

Richard Houston was an Irish painter and etcher who worked in England. He copied paintings primarily by Sir Joshua Reynolds. This print, however, is one of at least five copies of a mezzotint by Prince Rupert, who brought this new technique to England around 1654.

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Artist

Richard Houston

Title

Head of Executioner, from John Evelyn's Sculptura

Origin

Ireland

Date

1755

Medium

Mezzotint in black on ivory laid paper

Dimensions

130 × 163 mm (image/plate); 178 × 178 mm (sheet)

Credit Line

Elizabeth Hammond Stickney Collection

Reference Number

1887.433

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