The Right Honorable Earl Howe

A half-length portrait of Richard Howe, Earl Howe (1726–1799) in admiral’s undress uniform, 1787–1795. Lettered beneath the image with the title, ‘The Right Honourable Earl Howe.’ Also lettered with the production detail and publication line: ‘Painted by J.S. Copley R.A. / Engraved by R. Dunkarton / London Published Septr. 10. 1794, by J.S. Copley, George Street, Hanover Square.’ This portrait was engraved by Robert Dunkarton after John Singleton Copley’s bust-length oil painting of around 1790, originally painted for display underneath his massive painting of the Siege of Gibraltar (Guildhall Art Gallery) when the latter work was exhibited in a purpose-built tent in Green Park in 1791. A version of this painting is now in the National Maritime Museum (see BHC2790). Dunkarton’s print was published by Copley himself on 10 September 1794. (Updated June 2019.)

Object Details

ID: PAH5443
Type: Print
Display location: Not on display
Creator: Dunkarton, Robert; Copley, John Singleton
Date made: 10 Sep 1794
People: Howe, Richard
Credit: National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London
Measurements: Sheet: 538 x 383 mm; Mount: 836 x 605 mm

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