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Creator:
unknown artist
Title:

A Coat of Arms for a Stamp on Income

Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen, black ink, brown ink, and graphite on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 5/8 × 13 7/8 inches (29.5 × 35.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and gray ink, upper left: "Give all thou canst | and let me dream the rest."; in pen and gray ink, upper center: "Fortunatus's Purse | and | Wishing Cap"; in pen and gray ink, upper right: "Man wants but little here below, | Nor wants that little long!"; in pen and gray ink, center: "VALUE | Above what you are Worth | NOTHING"; in pen and gray ink, lower center: "BLESSED IS HE THAT EXPECTETH NOTHING - FOR HE SHALL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED"; in pen and gray ink, lower center: "A New Stamp for a Tax on Income!"; in pen and brown ink, lower left: "A [...]"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.14.4
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
caricature | coat of arms | genre subject | stamp | stamps, tax | tax stamps | taxes | taxes
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:17615
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