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James Thomson: P.6485-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

James Thomson

Maker(s)

Basire, James I (Printmaker)
After Aikman, William (Painter)

Notes

History note: From the Northwick collection, and Joshua Reynolds collection (1723-1792) [Lugt 2364]; bought by Charrington from P&D Colnaghi, 1930.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (1933) by Charrington, John

Dating

18th century
Production date: AD 1761

Note

Basire's two plates of Thomson seem to have been commissioned in 1761 specifically as frontispieces for Andrew Millar’s 'Works of James Thomson, with his Last Corrections and Improvements, 4 volumes (London, 1762), see Goddard, 'Drawing on Copper': The Basire Family of Copper-Plate Engravers and their Works (Maastricht, 2017), p.118.

School or Style

British

Components of the work

Paper Height 27.8 cm Width 20.7 cm

Techniques used in production

Engraving Etching

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.6485-R
Primary reference Number: 131207
O'Donoghue: 1
Meyer: 127
Lugt: 572
Lugt: 2364
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Wednesday 8 February 2017 Last processed: Wednesday 24 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Paintings, Drawings and Prints

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