Louis Phillipe Joseph, Duc d’Orléans (1747-1793)

  • About the work
    Location
    Country: France
    City: Paris
    Place: British Embassy
  • About the artist
    Printmaker and publisher John Raphael Smith is best known for his mezzotints. He was born in Derby and apprenticed to a linen draper. He began his artistic career painting miniatures and engraved his first mezzotint in 1769. In 1784 he became Mezzotint Engraver to the Prince of Wales. Smith produced thousands of prints during his career, which he distributed throughout the UK and to St Petersburg, Milan and Paris. However, after the French Revolution caused a decline in exports, he opened the Morland Gallery in King Street, Covent Garden, initially producing 36 prints after works by George Morland. Smith spent his final years travelling throughout Yorkshire, in response to commissions for pastel portraits. He died in Doncaster, aged c.61.
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  • Details
    Title
    Louis Phillipe Joseph, Duc d’Orléans (1747-1793)
    Date
    published 30 March 1786
    Medium
    Mezzotint
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Colnaghi, June 1952
    GAC number
    1707