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Creator:
Print made by John Jones, ca. 1745–1797, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

Muscipula

Date:
1786
Medium:
Stipple, etching and Engraving (first state) on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 1/8 × 15 3/4 inches (46 × 40 cm), Plate: 14 15/16 × 10 7/8 inches (37.9 × 27.6 cm), and Image: 10 9/16 × 8 13/16 inches (26.8 × 22.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center: "29"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "R6820"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "217"

Lettered, lower center: "MUSCIPULA." lettered, lower left: "Grave a Londres par Jean Jones. d'apres le | Tableau de Monsr le Chevatier Reynolds, | que Je troieve dans le Cabinet de son | Excellence Monsr. le Comte di Adhemar, | Ambassadeur de France en Angleterre."; lettered, lower right: "From a Painting by Sir Joshua | Reynolds, in the Collection of | his Excellence Monseur le Comte | d'Adhemar. Embassador to England | from the Court of France."; lettered, lower center: "This Plate is respectfully Inscribed to his Excellency. | by his most obliged and obedient Servant the Engraver, J. Jones | London Publish'd as the Act directs March 10th 1786 by J. Jones, No.63 Great Portland Street Marylebone/"; lettered, lower center: "PLUS D'HONNEUR QUE D'HONNEURS."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.307
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21799
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