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Valentine Green - 1790 Mezzotint, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cumberland

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Valentine Green - Original 1790 Mezzotint. After Thomas Gainsborough. Printed in colour. In a washline mount and a black and gilt decorative frame. Signed in plate. Some discolouration and age toning to print. Mount and frame are in good condition.

Valentine Green (1739-1813), Mezzotint engraver. Green trained under Robert Hancock, a Worcester engraver, after which he moved to London and began working as a mezzotint engraver. He began to exhibit with the Incorporated Society of Artists from 1766, became a fellow a year later and a director in 1771. He was appointed mezzotint engraver to the king in 1773, and the following year was elected an associate engraver with the Royal Academy. Throughout the 1770s and 1780s, Green's engraving practice flourished. In the 1790s, however, several of his international speculations failed and in 1798 he was declared bankrupt. In 1805 he accepted the role of keeper of the British Institution, a post he held until his death.


56.5 x 35cm (22.2" x 13.8")
Framed Size: 78 x 55.5cm (30.7" x 21.9")

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Code kd092
Artist Valentine Green
Date 1790
Dimensions 56.5 x 35cm
Medium Mezzotint
Style Realism
Subject Portrait
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