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Creator:
Print made by William Dickinson, 1746–1823, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

Mrs. Sheridan as 'St. Cecilia'

Date:
1776
Medium:
Mezzotint (first state) on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 5/8 × 15 inches (52.4 × 38.1 cm), Plate: 20 × 14 inches (50.8 × 35.6 cm), and Image: 18 × 14 inches (45.7 × 35.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Mrs Sheridan"

collectors mark stamped on verso in black ink, lower left: oval with dragon image

Lettered below image lower left: "Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds"; below image lower right: "Engraved by W. Dickinson"; lower center: "London Publish'd May 21st 1776. by W. Dickinson Henrietta Street Covent Garden & Tho.s Watson N, 142 New Bond Street"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.245
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
angels | bench | clouds | dress | inspiration | musician | organs (aerophones) | portrait | religious and mythological subject | singing | sitting | wings | woman
Associated People:
God
Cecilia, Saint (born 2nd c. AD), patroness of musicians
Linley [married name Sheridan], Elizabeth Ann (1754–1792), singer and writer
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21733
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