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John Smith (after Godfrey Kneller), Portrait of John Smith (detail), 1716, mezzotint on paper. Gift of Mary C. Stewart in memory of J. Douglas Stewart, 2013 (56.014.04)
Thursday 29 March 2018
12:15 pm

Join Andrea Morgan, curator of “He First Brought It to Perfection,” for an informal, in-gallery talk about John Smith and the appeal of the mezzotint in 18th-century England. Particular emphasis will be given to the fascinating back-and-forth between Smith and the notable portraitist, Sir Godfrey Kneller (1646–1723), as exemplified in a rare mezzotint portrait.