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Creator:
Henry Thomas Alken, 1785–1851, British
Title:

Stout and Plain Country Girl Being Courted by a Yodel with Pitchfork

Additional Title(s):

Verso: Same subject as recto

Date:
undated
Medium:
Graphite, red chalk and pen and brown ink on thin, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 7 × 5 inches (17.8 × 12.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed bottom left in pen and brown ink: "The rustic youth brown with monday toil | Heathful and strong; full as the summer rose | Brown by prevailing sons, the ruddy maid, | Half naked, swelling on the sight, and all | Her kindling graces burning o'er her cheek | Thompson/ Seasons"

Watermarks: [WHA] TMAN

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.29.11
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
courtship | genre subject | man | rake | woman
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1656
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