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Creator:
Print made by Lydia Bates, active 1784
after John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British
Title:

Literary Characters Assembled around the Medallion of Shakespeare

Date:
ca. 1777
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 11 1/4 x 16 9/16 inches (28.5 x 42 cm), Plate: 9 7/16 x 11 5/16 inches (23.9 x 28.8 cm), and Image: 8 7/16 x 11 inches (21.5 x 27.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, center right: "ILLUSTRATE"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Mortimer, del. ~"; lower center, within image: "A Fellow of Maudlin"; lower right: "L. Bates fect. ~"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.7.4
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
books | caricature | crowd | effigies | eyeglasses | hands | heads | literary theme | men | portrait | reading | satire | woman
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Montagu [née Robinson], Elizabeth (1718–1800), author and literary hostess
Johnson, Samuel (1709–1784), author and lexicographer
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:19691
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