An image of The Most Rev. Richard Robinson

John Raphael Smith

(England 1752 – 1812)

after Sir Joshua Reynolds

(England 16 Jul 1723 – 23 Feb 1792)

The Most Rev. Richard Robinson

Other titles:
Rev Richard Robinson DD Archbishop of Armagh
Location
Not on display
Further information

Smith's successful career as a printmaker began when he was discovered by the artist Angelica Kauffmann while working in a linen draper's shop. In 1773 he set himself up as a print dealer, publisher and engraver, soon becoming one of the most important mezzotint engravers of the late 18th century. He reproduced works by most of the eminent British painters of his day. Of this portrait the authoress Elizabeth Montagu wrote: "The Primate's portrait at the exhibition is so admired I am jealous of it. I think some of the ladies will steal it."

Year
1775
Media
Print
Medium
mezzotint
Dimensions
45.1 x 35.6 cm
Credit
Purchased 1938
Accession number
6741