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Creator:
Edward Francis Burney, 1760–1848, British
Title:
Letter with Designs for Signets (?)
Date:
undated
Medium:
Pen and brown ink on medium, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 3 5/8 × 7 1/4 inches (9.2 × 18.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed beginning upper left: " I have no invention for ornamenting wafers, but I | think they should differ according to the matter contained | in the letter: a love letter might be thus a Mercantile | so_ a letter of civility a Lawyers letter | a letter of attourney Lettre de Cathis a | letter of Credit: and so forth. | The Mammouth seems to be..." Verso: "Hawkins"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Abel Cary Thomas, Yale BA 1905, transfer from the Yale University Library and the Yale University Art Gallery
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1979.12.975
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
letters (correspondence) | signets | still life
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:19665
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