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Joseph Tayadaneega, called the Brant, the Great Captain of the Six Nations

Artist:
John Raphael Smith (British, baptized Derby 1751–1812 Doncaster)
Artist:
After George Romney (British, Beckside, Lancashire 1734–1802 Kendal, Cumbria)
Sitter:
Joseph Brant (American, ca. 1742–1807)
Date:
February 10, 1779
Medium:
Mezzotint; first state of two
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 in. × 14 1/8 in. (50.8 × 35.8 cm)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Harris Brisbane Dick Fund, 1953
Accession Number:
53.600.562
Not on view
Signature: scratched in plate below title: "Engraved from an Original Painting of G. Romney in the Collection of the Right Honble the Earl of Warwick by J. R. Smit & publish'd the 10th of feb-y 1779"

Inscription: in scratched letters: "Joseph Tayadaneega called the Brant, the Great Captain of the Six Nations."
Princes of Liechtenstein; Vendor: P. & D. Colnaghi & Co.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Drawings and Prints: Selections from the Permanent Collection," February 14, 1994–April 1994.

Chaloner Smith 162 i; Frankau 346; i/ii D'Oench 130
John Chaloner Smith British Mezzotinto Portraits...from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century. Henry Sotheran & Company, vols. 1-4, 1878–83, vol. III, p. 1306, no. 162 i.

Henry Percy Horne An Illustrated Catalogue of Engraved Portraits and Fancy Subjects painted by Thomas Gainsborough, RA...and by George Romney...with the Variations of the State of the Plates. London, 1891.

Julia Frankau John Raphael Smith: His Life and Works. London, 1902, cat. no. 346 i/ii, pp. 228-9.

Charles E. Russell English Mezzotinto Portraits and Their States. vol. II, London and New York, 1926, cat. no. 162 i/ii, p. 304.

Ellen D'Oench "Copper into Gold": Prints by John Raphael Smith, 1751–1812. New Haven and London, 1999, cat. no. 130, pp. 81, 204.



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