Portrait of Pope Innocent the Tenth

Description
Mezzotint after painting attributed to Velasquez, once in the Cabinet at Houghton Hall, Norfolk, England. Sent to the Hermitage Palace in 1779; sold to Andrew Mellon in 1930; since 1937 in the National Gallery of Art, Washington, as circle of Velazquez. Print removed from George P. Marsh's copy of The Houghton Gallery, vol. 1. Pencil note on mounting sheet: “Taken out for Cinc. Exhibition,” the Graphic Arts section of the Smithsonian’s exhibition at the Cincinnati Exposition of 1888.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
print
mezzotint
Object Type
Mezzotint
date made
1774
artist attribution
Velazquez, Diego Rodriguez de Silva y
engraver
Green, Valentine
delineator
Farington, George
publisher
Boydell, John
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
ink (overall material)
Measurements
sheet: 18.5 cm x 13 cm; 7 9/32 in x 5 1/8 in
plate: 15.25 cm x 10 cm; 6 in x 3 15/16 in
place engraved
United Kingdom: Great Britain
place original made
Spain
ID Number
1978.0534.02.62
accession number
1978.0534
catalog number
1978.0534.02.62
subject
Art
Communications
Religion
Portraits
Marsh Collection
event
Cincinnati Industrial Exposition
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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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