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The Honourable Miss Monckton: P.15020-R

Object information

Current Location: In storage


The Honourable Miss Monckton


Printmaker: Jacobé, Johann
Publisher: Sledge, Sarah
Painter: Reynolds, Joshua (After)




After the portrait by Sir Joshua Reynolds (1777-78; Mannings, 1268; Tate Britain, N04694). Mary Monckton (1745-1840) seen full-length, seated on a stone wall in a parkland landscape, a stone urn on a plinth to the right upon which she rests her left elbow. A spaniel sleeps at her feet in the right foreground. Looking out at the spectator, her right arm crossing her body and the index finger of her left hand pressed to the corner of her mouth.

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Charles Brinsley Marlay, 1912

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (1912) by Marlay, Charles Brinsley


18th Century#
Production date: 1779-01-01 AD 1779


Mezzotint. Scratched letter proof, trimmed to the platemark and within the platemark along the lower edge meaning that the publisher's details are missing. Scratched letters with title and production details: 'Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds'; 'Engraved by John Jacobé ['cobé' touched with pen and ink]'; 'The Hon.ble Miss Monckton' [lower edges of letters trimmed]. The scratched letters identify the proof as that published by Sarah Sledge. Inscribed on the verso in graphite: 'J.C.S. [Chaloner Smith] 6 I cut at foot'; 'CBM [Charles Brinsley Marlay]'; 'Proof [?print]'. P.19-1957 is a different state published by Boydell in 1781 (Chaloner Smith, 6.II). See also 974, a related monochrome sketch.

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Identification numbers

Accession number: P.15020-R
Primary reference Number: 240082
Chaloner Smith: 6.I (p.721)
O'Donoghue: 1
Nagler (Künstler-Lexicon): 6.14 (p.387)
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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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