|Method||Drypoint on india laid paper|
|Artist||Samuel William Reynolds after Thomas Phillips|
|Published||n.d. c. 1810|
|Dimensions||Image 200 x 245 mm, Sheet 210 x 280 mm|
Unrecorded proof showing a man washed ashore holding on to an oar in his right hand and gull above in the sky.
Thomas Phillip (1770 - 1845) British history painter and from1808 a fashionable portrait painter. He studied at the Royal Academy Schools, finishing in 1791 and then briefly worked for Benjamin West. He exhibited at the RA 1792-1846 and succeeded Fuseli as professor of painting at the RA.
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Samuel William Reynolds Snr. (1773 - 1835) British mezzotinter, and occasional portrait and landscape painter. He was the father of Samuel William Reynolds II and Elizabeth Walker. Reynolds apprenticed to C.H.Hodges and later taught the mezzotinters Samuel Cousins and David Lucas. Samuel Whitbread, who sorted out his financial affairs, was his patron. Samuel exhibited at the RA 1797-1827 and in Paris 1825-28, exhibiting several mezzotints at the Salon of 1827.
Condition: Toning to backing sheet, crease to top left corner.