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Creator:
Robert Dighton, 1752–1814, British
Title:
The Harmonious Family
Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and black ink, brushed gray ink, gray wash, and black wash on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 5/8 × 10 7/8 inches (16.8 × 27.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in black ink, within margin, lower right: "Dighton- del"; in brown ink, within margin, upper right: "12;" in black ink, within margin, lower center: "The Harmenious Family"

Watermark: "JWhatman" (initials in monogram) (Heawood 3459)

Signed in pen and black ink, within margin, lower right: "Dighton- del-"; not dated

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1986.29.82
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
caricature | family | genre subject | instruments | interior | men | orchestra | women
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Pleasures and Pastimes (Yale Center for British Art, 1990-02-21 - 1990-04-29)

Art and Music in Britain: Four Encounters, 1730-1900 (Yale Center for British Art, 2006-10-05 - 2006-12-31)

Publications:
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Timothy J. Barringer, Art & music in Britain, four encounters, 1730-1900 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2006, pp. 16, 18, V 1699 (YCBA)

Timothy J. Barringer, Art & music in Britain, four encounters, 1730-1900 (exhibition and label text) , New Haven, 2006, [p. 45], V 1699:1 (YCBA)

Melanie Unseld, Delights of Harmony James Gillray als Karikaturist der englischen Musikkultur um 1800, Bohlau Verlag Wien Koln Weimar, Wien, p. 57, fig. 7, NJ18.G3845 A12 2017 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:1727
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