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Lady Russell mourning

This print and P10609 are so close as to be almost indistinguishable. It is not clear which one is the original, and which one is a deceptive copy. However, the inscription on P10609 matches the inscription described in De Vesme/Calabi, and this print has inscriptions not described in De...

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Engraved in the plate, top, "Engraved for BARNARD'S New Complete & Authentic HISTORY of ENGLAND; / A Work Universally Acknowledged to be the Best Performance of the Kind, on account of / It's Impartiality, Accuracy, New Impr- ovements, Superior Elegance, &c." and at the bottom, "G.B. Cipriani invt. F. Bartolozzi sculpt. / An Emblematical Representation of Lady Russell's Grief and Mourning for / the Death of Lord Russell (Son to the Earl of Bedford) who was Beheaded / in Lincoln's Inn Fields during the Reign of Charles II."


Verso, lower left-center, stamped in red ink, the mark of Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); verso, lower right-center, stamped in violet ink, the mark of the MFA Harvey D. Parker Collection (Lugt 1870)


Henry F. Sewall, New York (1816-1896)(Lugt 1309); purchased by MFA November 1897

Credit Line

Harvey D. Parker Collection

after 1776

  • Probably by Francesco Bartolozzi, Italian, worked in England and Portugal, 1728–1815
  • Copied after
  • After
Catalogue Raisonné

De Vesme/Calabi 1694, either a state after iii/iii, or posibly a copy (see Note); Tuer 1005

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Etching and engraving


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