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I use this image as my icon for @pureausten on twitter.


This is a new upload at a larger size. The original is here 2019NOV031732170.864.


The image used in profile is a decorative print of ^Mrs Q^ (Harriet Quentin) by #WilliamBlake. cf: #Austen200


"William Blake: Mrs. Q. (Mrs. Harriet Quentin) 1820 engraving ibased upon a portrait by Francois Huet Villiers The British Museum

With Blake’s name in the plate.

Ref: Essick XLII ii/ii S 356 x 259 mm; P 351 x 250 mm; I 295 x 230 mm Stipple engraving by William Blake, with etching and mezzotint – printed in colours and coloured by hand.

Mrs.Q is probably the best known decorative print executed by William Blake, primarily due to the large number of facsimile reproduction impressions which were printed of this image in 1806. William Blake’s engraving is based upon a portrait by Francois Huet Villiers. The subject of Mrs.Q is Harriet Quentin, the wife of colonel Quentin and mistress to George IV when Prince Regent. The view in the background is thought to be the Thames at Eton, with the college chapel beyond. The miniature portraitist Villiers had died in 1813, thus this portrait must have had been drawn or painted at least seven years prior to the publication of this plate."


[Last accessed: Wednesday, first January 2020]



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