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John Coakley Lettsom: P.3083-R

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Object information

Current Location: In storage


John Coakley Lettsom


Printmaker: Skelton, William




History note: W. Jobson Horne gave to John Charrington [Lugt 572], 1908.

Acquisition and important dates

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


Production date: AD 1817


Used as a frontispiece to 'Memoirs of the life and writings of J.C. Lettsom; with a selection from his correspondence', edited by Thomas Joseph Pettigrew, 3 vols, London, 1817. Portrait executed after a sculpted model, similar to a Wedgwood plaque?

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People, subjects and objects depicted

Materials used in production

Black carbon ink

Components of the work

Support composed of laid paper
Plate Height 229 mm Width 150 mm
Sheet Height 313 mm Width 226 mm

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

  • Text: W. Skelton del. et sculp.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Signature
  • Text: JOHN COAKLEY LETTSOM, M. & L.L.D. / F.R.S. F.A.S. F.L.S. &c. &c. &c.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Title
  • Text: Published Jany. 1. 1817. by W. Skelton, Stafford Place, Pimlico.
  • Location: Plate lower centre
  • Method of creation: Printed
  • Type: Inscription
  • Text: from W. Jobson Horne / 1908.
  • Location: Verso
  • Method of creation: Graphite
  • Type: Inscription

Identification numbers

Accession number: P.3083-R
Primary reference Number: 86361
O'Donoghue: 3
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 9 August 2021 Last processed: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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