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Creator:
Print made by Hugh Downman, d. 1789
after John Downman, 1750–1824, British
Published by Hugh Downman, d. 1789
Title:

Mr. Edwin and Mrs. Wells in the Characters of Lingo and Cowslip

Date:
ca. 1787
Medium:
Stipple engraving on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper, pasted on mount
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 × 13 1/4 inches (48.2 × 33.7 cm) and Image: 16 × 12 3/16 inches (40.7 × 30.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in black ink, along lower left border of oval image: "Jno. Downman delt."; along lower right border of oval image: "Hugh Downman sculpt."; lower center: "MR. EDWIN AND MRS. WELLS, | IN THE CHARACTERS OF LINGO AND COWSLIP. | Published [...] Act of Parliament. June 17. 17[...]. by H. Downman, Watworth."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.6155
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actors | bowl (vessel) | costume | cravat | curls | fichu | flounces | frock coat | gesture | gown | hat | literary theme | man | muslin | performance | play | ribbon | ruffle | The Agreeable Surprise, play by John O'Keeffe, 1781 | theater (discipline) | wig | woman
Associated People:
Cowslip (character in The Agreeable Surprise)
Lingo (character in The Agreeable Surprise)
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:15199
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