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Right Rev.d James Bowstead, D.D., Lord Bishop of Lichfield: P.14979-R

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Current Location: In storage


Right Rev.d James Bowstead, D.D., Lord Bishop of Lichfield


Printmaker: Cousins, Henry
Publisher: Colnaghi
Publisher: Roe, Robert
Painter: Shee, Martin Archer (After)




After the painting by Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A. (1769-1850), (c.1842; Corpus Christi College, University of Cambridge). Bowstead graduated from Corpus Christi College, Cambridge as Doctor of Divinity in 1834 and was a Fellow and Tutor at the College until 1838. He became an Anglican clergyman and was Bishop of Lichfield from 23 January 1840 - 11 October 1843. Three quarter length, wearing a rochet and black tippet and standing in front of a curtain, looking towards the left. He holds a volume of 'Butler's Analogy' (Joseph Butler [1692-1752]) upright with spine facing outwards on a table to the left.

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19th Century
Production date: 1842-06-01 AD 1842


Mezzotint, printed in black ink. Fully-lettered proof after title with open letters. Artists' names engraved in uppercase roman letters at lower left and right: 'Painted by Sir Martin Archer Shee, P.R.A.' …. 'Engraved by Henry Cousins'. A shield with Bowstead's arms as Lord Bishop of Lichfield engraved below with title engraved in open roman letters to left and right: 'THE RIGHT REVEREND JAMES BOWSTEAD, D.D. / LORD BISHOP OF LICHFIELD'. The publication line printed below: 'London, Published June 1 1842 by Dominic & Paul Colnaghi & Co, Publishers to the Queen, 14 Pall Mall East and at Cambridge by Robert Roe'. Inscribed in graphite with price at lower right: 'Prints 21 /-'. See also P.14978-R, a 'first proof' before title and with facsimile signature of the sitter.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.14979-R
Primary reference Number: 240026
O'Donoghue: 1
Chaloner Smith: undescribed
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Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 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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