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Creator:
Print made by John Keyse Sherwin, c.1751–1790, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:
The Fortune Teller
Date:
1784
Medium:
Line engraving (first state) on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 15/16 × 17 1/2 inches (40.5 × 44.5 cm) and Image: 13 11/16 × 16 3/8 inches (34.8 × 41.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "The Fortune Teller"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "R6500 | [...]/[...] | [?]ills ce/q/-"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: (illegible writing)

Lettered, lower left: "Sir Joshua Reynolds pinx."; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by J.K.Sherwin, Engraver to his Majesty, and his Royal HIghness the Prince of Wales."; lettered, lower center: "Publish'd according to Act of Parliament June 25th 1784, by J.K.Sherwin, No.28, St. James's Street, London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.298
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21790
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