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ID number:  BIRBI-47.10
Institution:  The Barber Institute of Fine Arts
Artist / Maker:  Smith, John Raphael (1752-1812)
Title / Object name:  Dr Richard Robinson, D.D.
Object type:  Print
Culture:  British
Date made:  1775
Materials:  Mezzotint
Measurements:  Plate: 510 x 357 mm; mount: 530 x 382 mm
Provenance:  Purchased at Sotheby's, 12 November 1947, lot 7, for £12

This print was made after the painting by Reynolds, which is also in the Barber's collection. The Englishman Richard Robinson (1709-1794) was made Archbishop of Armagh in 1765, so when this portrait was painted he was Primate of Ireland. He is dressed in the appropriate clerical garb of the day: wig, hat, dark-grey coat, and black waistband over an ‘apron’. The portrait was commissioned to hang at Robinson’s newly-built house, Rokeby Hall in County Louth. It is one of four versions and is a replica of a work exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1775. It was at this annual exhibition that Reynolds established his reputation as the leading portraitist of the day.

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