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Major, John Henniker, 2nd Baron Henniker: P.15019-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage

Titles

Major, John Henniker, 2nd Baron Henniker

Maker(s)

Printmaker: Hudson, Henry
Painter: Romney, George (After)

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Description

After the portrait by Romney (1785; untraced; Kidson, 646, pp.304-05). Half-length portrait of John Henniker (1752-1821), politician and antiquary. Wearing coat, partially buttoned, open at the neck with white neckband. Short wig. Looking upwards and to the right.

Acquisition and important dates

by Unknown

Dating

18th Century#
Production date: AD 1786

Note

Mezzotint. Proof before title with artists' names engraved in the inscription space to the left: 'G. Romney p.t' and to the right: 'H. Hudson fe'. Inscribed in graphite on the sheet at lower centre: 'John, The 2nd Lord Henniker'. Kidson suggests that the portrait was commissioned to mark Henniker's becoming an M.P. for New Romney in 1785, as the lettering of Hudson's print published the following year describes him as 'one of the Barons of the Cinque Ports for New Romney'. See BM 1902,1011.2744, for an impresssion bearing this inscription in the margins. Kidson adds that Hudson's print was probably issued as a private plate. See Notes.

School or Style

British

Techniques used in production

Mezzotint

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.15019-R
Primary reference Number: 240081
Chaloner Smith: 3 (as described, p.704)
O'Donoghue: 1
Horne: Romney; 68.II
Bromley: IX;III (p.345)
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Audit data

Created: Thursday 9 January 2020 Updated: Wednesday 11 January 2023 Last processed: Thursday 7 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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