Charles Talbot, Duke & 12th Earl of Shrewsbury (1660-1718)

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Downing Street
  • About the artist
    John Smith I was a mezzotint engraver and printseller. He collaborated with the print maker Isaac Beckett in the mid 1680s and set himself up as a printseller towards the end of the 17th century. He made prints for both private commissions and public sale and also retouched plates by other engravers. Many of his prints are portraits after the work of his friend Godfrey Kneller. He also produced prints of religious subjects, scenes of classical mythology and landscapes after both Old Masters and contemporary painters.

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    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Charles Talbot, Duke & 12th Earl of Shrewsbury (1660-1718)
    Date
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Presented by Lord Rothschild, June 1909
    Provenance
    Collection of merchant banker Nathaniel Mayer [Natty] de Rothschild, 1st Baron Rothschild (1840-1915); by whom presented to 10 Downing Street in 1909
    GAC number
    0/20/4