An Academy

John Hamilton Mortimerca. 1773

Yale Center for British Art

Yale Center for British Art


  • Title: An Academy
  • Date Created: ca. 1773
  • Location Created: Eastbourne
  • Subject: reclining, resting, sleeping, academy, posing, practice, youth, man, bed (furniture), nude, nudes, figure study, portrait, drawing
  • Physical Dimensions: w49.2 x h31.4 cm
  • Location: Not on View
  • Inscription: Signed and Dated: Signed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "J. Mortimer J.[...]"; not dated
  • Inscription: Marks: Marked in brown ink, on back, lower left: Collector's mark: "I P" in a circle
  • Inscription: Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper right: "366"; in pen and brown ink, lower left: "This drawing of an Academy | Figure was presented to me by | my worthy Friend John Mortimer - | in the year 1773: London - O. Humphry - "; in graphite lower right: "35- | O. Humphrey<s> - Minature painter | 1742 - 1810 | John Hamilton Mortimer b. 1741 - 1779"
  • Artist: John Hamilton Mortimer
  • Type: drawing
  • Rights: Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
  • External Link: http://collections.britishart.yale.edu/vufind/Record/1669379
  • Medium: Graphite on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper