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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

Date:
1786
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 9/16 x 15 9/16 inches (52.2 x 39.6 cm), Plate: 15 11/16 x 10 7/8 inches (39.9 x 27.7 cm), and Image: 10 3/4 x 9 1/8 inches (27.3 x 23.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "21 3/4 x 18"; on back, lower left: "252 (encircled)"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Painted by Sr. Joshua Reynolds."; lower center: "THE BIRD-CAGE | Published Decr,, 1st,, 1786, by J. Dean, Bentinck Street Soho."; lower right: "Engraved by J. Dean."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.284
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barefoot | bird | bird cage | child | curls | dress | genre subject | girl | 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:21772
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