image harcourt s, im001936
Image number: RS.13900
Credit: ©The Royal Society

Portrait of Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl Harcourt

Date

1768

Sitter

1st Earl Harcourt Simon Harcourt (1714-1777), Diplomat

Creator

D P Pariset (b.1740, active 1768, French), Engraver

After

Pierre Etienne Falconet (1741-1791, French), Artist

Object type

Image reference

Material

Technique

Dimensions

height (print): 178mm
width (print): 130mm
height (paper support): 226mm
width (paper support): 151mm

Subject

Description

Head and shoulders portrait of Simon Harcourt in left profile. He wears buckled wig with queue and is dressed in a coat with shirt and necktie. In a round frame.

Inscribed ‘EARL of HARCOURT. P Falconet de. 1768. D. Pariset Sculpt.’ Pencilled ‘1752’ in the lower left hand corner.

Simon Harcourt, 1st Earl of Harcourt (1714-1777) British diplomat and Viceroy to Ireland, elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1753.

Provenance: Noted in Catalogue of the prints in the possession of the Royal Society, by Henry George Plimmer FRS (1856-1918), manuscript, p32.

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