The Right Honourable William Pitt, First Lord Commissioner of his Majesty's Treasury, and Chancellor of the Exchequer

Francesco Bartolozzi, Italian, 1727 - 1815, after Gainsborough Dupont, British, 1750 - 1797

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1790

Engraving on paper

Frame: 26 × 35 in. (66 × 88.9 cm)

Plate: 20 1/4 × 15 3/16 in. (51.4 × 38.6 cm)

Mount: 29 7/16 × 20 3/16 in. (74.7 × 51.3 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Jean and Adolph Weil Jr. 1935 Fund

2014.57.5

Geography/Culture

Europe, Italy

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Inscribed, in plate, lower right, beneath image: F. Bartolozzi R. A. Historical Engraver to his Majesti Sculps 1790; inscribed, in plate, lower left, beneath image: Gainsborough Dupont pinxit.; inscribed, in plate, bottom margin, left to right: THE RIGHT HONBLE. WILLIAM PITT. / FIRST LORD COMMISSIONER OF HIS MAJESTY'S TREASURY, / And Chancellor of the Exchequer. / Pub as the Act directs Jan.1.1791 by Gainsborough Dupont No.87 Pall Mall. and B. Evans Poultry.; inscribed, on reverse, bottom center edge, in graphite: a / 187- p189; Stamped, on reverse, bottom center, in purple ink: Furst zu LIECHTENSTEIN / Wien; inscribed, on mount, lower right, beneath sheet, in graphite: p.189.; inscribed, on mount, lower right, beside shieet, in black ink: 38; inscribed, on mount lower left, in graphite: Gainsborough-; stamped, on mount, bottom right corner, in blue ink: 21

Provenance

James A. Bergquist, Newton Centre, Massachusetts; sold to present collection, 2014.

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