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Ann Yearsley

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Ann Yearsley, by Joseph Grozer, after  Sarah Shiells, published 1787 - NPG D4452 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Ann Yearsley

by Joseph Grozer, after Sarah Shiells
mezzotint, published 1787
17 5/8 in. x 13 1/8 in. (447 mm x 332 mm) paper size
Reference Collection
NPG D4452

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  • Joseph Grozer (circa 1755-1798), Mezzotint engraver. Artist associated with 27 portraits.
  • Sarah Shiells. Artist associated with 2 portraits.

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This mezzotint, after a painting by the otherwise unknown artist Sarah Shiells, depicts Yearsley in confident, even defiant pose. She looks up from her writing with a knowing stare, as if aware that she confounds contemporary assumptions and is proud of the fact.

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