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'A Sacrifice to Hymen'

4 of 4 portraits of Anne Townshend (née Montgomery), Marchioness Townshend

'A Sacrifice to Hymen'

by Thomas Watson, published by James Birchall, after Sir Joshua Reynolds
mezzotint, published 1 March 1784 (1773)
20 1/8 in. x 24 in. (510 mm x 610 mm) plate size; 20 3/4 in. x 25 7/8 in. (528 mm x 656 mm) paper size
acquired Unknown source, 1868
Reference Collection
NPG D38918


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  • James Birchall (died 1794), Printseller and framemaker. Artist associated with 9 portraits.
  • Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792), Painter and first President of the Royal Academy. Artist associated with 1413 portraits, Sitter associated with 38 portraits.
  • Thomas Watson (1750-1781), Engraver. Artist associated with 56 portraits.

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  • NPG D32373: 'A Sacrifice to Hymen' (impression from same plate as)

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