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Portrait of the poet, W. Bryan, “Count” Bryan of Bury St. Edmunds: P.14854-R

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Current Location: In storage


Portrait of the poet, W. Bryan, “Count” Bryan of Bury St. Edmunds


Printmaker: Sharp, Christopher
Draughtsman: Kent, William (After)




Etching in blue ink on paper. A small, square plate. A head and shoulders portrait of the poet, W. Bryan, "Count" Bryan of Bury St. Edmunds, after a drawing (in reverse) by William Kent. Signed on the plate at lower left: 'C # F.' Inscriptions in pen and ink in the same hand in the upper and lower margins: 'Mr. Bryan of Bury. 1740.'; 'Chr Sharp de Camb / fecit 1768[struckthrough] 1769.'. Bryan was a regular contributor to _The Gentleman's Magazine_ between 1731 and 1748. See Notes. See also P.14853-R and especially P.14855-R.

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18th Century
Production date: circa AD 1740


Height 81mm (plate) x width 71mm (plate)

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Accession number: P.14854-R
Primary reference Number: 225463
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Created: Wednesday 5 September 2018 Updated: Monday 7 January 2019 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

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

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