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Creator:
Print made by John Dean, 1754–1798, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Published by John Dean, 1754–1798, British
Title:

The Bird Cage

Additional Title(s):

The Bird

The Bird-Cage

Date:
1786
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 15 3/4 × 10 11/16 inches (40 × 27.2 cm) and Image: 10 13/16 x 9 3/16 inches (27.4 x 23.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "c"; on back, upper left: "21 3/4 x 18"; on back, upper right: "4 [...]"; on back, lower left: "252 (encircled) | cx/"; on back, lower right: "Colnaghi | 6"; in brown ink, on back, lower right: "35/-"

unidentified collector's stamp, in black ink, on back, lower left: coat of arms with crown above, two or three illegible letters within

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Painted by Sr Josha Reynolds"; lower center: "Publish'd Decr 1st, 1786 by Jno Dean Bentinck Street Soho"; lower right: "Engrav'd by J Dean"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.283
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barefoot | bird | bird cage | child | curls | dress | figure study | genre subject | landscape | laughing | smiling | trees
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21771
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