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Creator:
unknown artist
Title:

Tom Thumb at Bay

Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen, brown ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 3/8 × 13 1/2 inches (28.9 × 34.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper center: "Co Estates [...]"; in pen and brown ink, upper right: "Than tis to Heaven | now we shall be able | to throw off our yoke"; in pen and brown ink, upper center: "Which way shall I escape ? | If I fly from the Bear, | and the Eagle - I fall | into the jaws of the Lion!"; in pen and brown ink, lower center: "Tom Thumb at Bay. | or | The Sovereigns of the Forest. Roused at last!"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.14.2
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
forest | genre subject | genre subject | lion | sovereigns (rulers)
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:17613
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