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Creator:
Isaac Weld, 1774–1856, Irish
Title:

Women in "Old Italian Costume - Naples"

Date:
1818
Medium:
Graphite, pen and brown ink and watercolor on medium, slightly textured, light blue, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 1/4 × 9 13/16 inches (21 × 24.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower left: "Old Italia costume - Naples April 1819- | Dress much worn for the women from [...] | bodies I [...] - these loose with | [...] & trimmings [...] coming [...] | Bodice is part laced & ta[..l] of rise & pink | apron reddish cotton - [...]"; inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower right: "The back ...] - the boddice or stays long | & made to go close to shape - narrowing | the [...] - [...] and or hip. | [...] jacket made s drawn | to [...] out."; inscribed in graphite, center right: "Old dress on young | (illegible writing for the rest of the inscriptions

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1981.25.2967
Classification:
Drawings & Watercolors
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
portrait
Associated Places:
Naples
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:20330
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