The Honble. William Blakeney Esqr. Lieut. Genl. of His Maj.ty's Forces, Coll. of His Maj.ty's Iniskillin Regimt. of Foot & Lieut.t Gov.r of Minorca.
Thos. Hudson Pinxt. ; J. Faber fecit 1748.
|Main Creator:||Faber the Younger, John, ca.1684-1756, engraver.|
Baron William Blakeney, (1672-1761), lieutenant-general, colonel of Inniskillin regiment of foot, former lieutenant governor of Minorca, later Baron Blakeney; three-quarter-length, to right, standing, looking to front, wig, uniform, right arm on pedestal to left on which is hat, left hand on dog which fawns upon him, to right in distance a fort, when General Blakeney, with coat of arms and motto under image on sheet; rectangular frame.
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[London] : [s.n.] , 1748.
Three impression of the same print. See EP BLAK-WI (4A) III and EP BLAK-WI (4B) III for more details about other impressions.
See EP BLAK-WI (5) III, EP BLAK-WI (5A) III and EP BLAK-WI (5B) III for details on similar impressions printed later where cannon is substituted for dog.
Motto on coat of arms reads: "Auxilium meum ab alto" meaning "My help from above".
Physical description: 1 print : mezzotint ; image 30.7 x 25.4 cm., sheet 35.9 x 25.9 cm., cropped within plate mark.
Citations/References: Catalogue of Engraved Irish Portraits and Original Drawings / Rosalind M.Elmes. - Dublin 1937, p. 18.
Engraving attributed to John Faber the Younger, (ca. 1684-1756), after a painting by Thomas Hudson, (1701-1779).
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|EP BLAK-WI (4) III||
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