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Creator:
Print made by Samuel Okey, active 1765–1780, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

Old Man Reading a Ballad

Date:
1787
Medium:
Mezzotint (first state) on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed to plate): 14 1/8 × 10 inches (35.9 × 25.4 cm) and Image: 12 1/8 × 9 13/16 inches (30.8 × 24.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "H T | of | 272"; inscribed in graphite, verso, upper left: "21 3/4 x 18"

Watermark

Lettered, lower left: "J Reynolds pin"; lettered, lower right: "S Okey feci"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.308
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:21800
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