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Creator:
John Thomas Smith, 1766–1833, British
Title:
Sir James Thornhill's Boy Entering His Master's Painting Room to Deliver the Bundle and a Letter in the Presence of Lady Thornhill
Date:
1817
Medium:
Pen and brown ink, black ink, brown wash, gray wash and graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 15/16 × 9 5/8 inches (32.9 × 24.4 cm) and Image: 7 1/2 × 5 5/16 inches (19.1 × 13.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center: "No 8 | Sir James Thornhill's boy entering | his Master's painting room to | deliver the bundle and a letter in | the presence of Lady Thornhill"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.3.796
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
boy | canvas | costume | depiction | genre subject | wife
Associated People:
Sir James Thornhill
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Publications:
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Karen Junod, Writing the lives of painters, biography and artistic identity in Britain 1760-1810 , Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011, pp. 127,131..., fig. 13, CT21 J85 2011 (YCBA)

Tessa Violet Murdoch, A glimpse of the apprentice William Hogarth engraving his master's shop-bill : the sign of the angel, Silver Studies, vol. 31, 2015, pp. 63-65, V 2571 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:12516
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