Sir Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833) General and politician

Henry Macbeth-Raeburn (1860 - 1947)
Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723 - 1792)

Colour mezzotint

1 November 1927

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: UK
    City: London
    Place: Government Art Collection

    Interpretation about this artwork is under review

  • About the artist
    Henry Macbeth-Raeburn, painter and engraver, was the son of the portrait painter Norman Macbeth (1821-1888). His siblings included the painters Norman (1821-1888) and James (1847-1891), and Allan Macbeth (1856-1910), a noted organist, choirmaster and principal of the Glasgow College of Music. Henry added Raeburn to his name to distinguish himself from the other painters in his family. He began his career in Edinburgh, but later moved to London. He exhibited 17 works at the Royal Academy, 4 at the New Water-Colour Society and one at the Royal Society of British Artists in Suffolk Street, London.
    Joshua Reynolds was the dominant artistic personality during the age of George III. He was born in Plympton, Devon. From 1750 to 1752 he studied the work of the Old Masters in Rome. Reynolds returned via Florence and Paris, and settled in London in 1753. In 1759 he painted a portrait of the future king, George, Prince of Wales (Royal Collection). After George’s accession the following year, Reynolds was dismayed to learn that Allan Ramsay had been made Principal Painter to the King. This marked the beginning of increasing hostility between Reynolds and the King. Nonetheless, by 1760 Reynolds had established himself as the leading portraitist. He became President of the Royal Academy in 1768 and was knighted the following year.
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    Tarleton, Sir Banastre, Baronet
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    Materials & Techniques
    mezzotint, colour mezzotint
  • Details
    Title
    Sir Banastre Tarleton (1754-1833) General and politician
    Date
    1 November 1927
    Medium
    Colour mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Maggs Bros., June 1952
    GAC number
    1702