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Creator:
Sir James Thornhill, 1675–1734, British
Title:

Design for a decoration incorporating motifs allusive to the Arts, Arms, and Religion

Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and brown ink with brown wash over graphite on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 3/4 x 14 3/8 inches (17.1 x 36.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper right: "P[eo]ple [fair] [of] | rich Habi[ts] of | several colours."; pen and brown ink, lower center to lower right: "Europe, Arms, Arts, Pallats & Pencils, | Harps, Scepters, Crowns, Cornucopias of Grain, & Grapes, red & white; | Temples, Musick,"; pen and brown ink, lower center: "Religion Arts & Arms."; in graphite, lower right: "[...] [Sr] James Thornhill"

Paul Mellon's collector stamp on verso

Signed in graphite, lower right: "[...] [Sr] James Thornhill"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.5735
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegory | architectural subject | armor | arts | bird | books | breastplate (body armor) | cornucopias (motifs) | crowns (costume components) | grain (seed) | grapes | harps (chordophones) | helmet | music | palette | pencils | religion | scepters | shield (armor) | spears (weapons) | temples | Weapons and Ammunition
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15034
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