A Fruit Piece

Description
Mezzotint from George P. Marsh's copy of The Houghton Gallery, vol. 1. Removed from the binding for framing in 1894. Companion print to A Flower Piece, also after van Huysum. In the volume's table of contents, the publisher described these two prints as surpassing, "in point of execution, every print before engraved in this manner."
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
mezzotint
Object Type
Mezzotint
date made
1781
engraver
Earlom, Richard
publisher
Boydell, John
delineator
Farington, Joseph
original artist
Huysum, Jan van
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 56.5 cm x 43 cm; 22 1/4 in x 16 15/16 in
place made
United Kingdom: England, London
ID Number
1978.0534.02.90
accession number
1978.0534
catalog number
1978.0534.02.90
subject
Art
Communications
Food
Marsh Collection
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Culture and the Arts: Graphic Arts
Marsh Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Marsh Collection
cited
Gregory M. Rubinstein. Richard Earlom (1743-1822) and Boydell's Houghton Gallery

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