The Exhibition of the Royal Academy of Painting in the Year 1771

Richard Earlom, English, 1743 - 1822
after Michel Vincent Brandoin, Swiss, 1733 - 1807



Mezzotint on laid paper

Plate: 18 1/2 × 22 3/16 in. (47 × 56.3 cm)

Sheet: 19 × 23 3/16 in. (48.2 × 58.9 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through a gift from Jane and W. David Dance, Class of 1940



Place Made: England, United Kingdom, Europe



Object Name


Research Area


Not on view


Inscribed, in plate, beneath image, lower left: Charles Brandoin invt. et delin.; inscribed, in plate, beneath image, lower center: R. Sayer Excudit.; inscribed, in plate, beneath image, lower right: Richd. Earlom fecit; inscribed, in plate, bottom margin, left to right: The EXHIBITION of the ROYAL ACADEMY of PAINTING, in the YEAR 1771. / From an Original Drawing in the PoSsession of Robt. Sayer.; inscribed, in plate, bottom left: London. Printed for Robt. Sayer No. 53 in Fleet Street.; inscribed, in plate, bottom right: Published as the Act directs 20 May 1772

Course History

ENGL 22, Rise of the Novel, Alysia Garrison, Spring 2019

ARTH 41.03, European Art 1750 - 1850, Allan Doyle, Summer 2019

Exhibition History

The Artful Disposition of Shades: The Great Age of English Mezzotints, Owen Robertson Cheatham and Friends Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 19 through March 14, 2010.

Publication History

Derrick R. Cartwright, Benjamin West: Allegory and Allegiance, San Diego: Timken Museum of Art, 2004 [Distribution Seattle: University of Washington Press), ill. p. 9.

T.Barton Thurber, The Artful Disposition of Shades: The Great Age of English Mezzotints, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, Capital Offset Company Inc., 2010, checklist p. 19.


Michael Finney Antique Books and Prints, London; sold to present collection, 2003.

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