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Creator:
Print made by Robert Dunkarton, 1744–1811, British
after George Romney, 1734–1802, British
Title:

Sisters Contemplating on Mortality

Date:
1770
Medium:
Mezzotint (first state) on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 × 14 1/4 inches (50.8 × 36.2 cm), Plate: 19 7/8 × 14 inches (50.5 × 35.6 cm), and Image: 18 × 14 inches (45.7 × 35.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper center: "/2"; center: "144P (encircled)"; lower right: "R6178 | Cost mi/-/-| 1st state | sells ce/ at"

Collectors mark: Dragon head encircled

Lettered below image, left: "G Romney pinx +"; lower center: "Published Sep.tr 20th, 1770. by J Boydell Engraver in Cheapside"; right: "R Dunkarton fecit"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.359
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arch | clouds | contemplation | dresses | low-relief sculpture | Mortality, Extinction of Life | ruins | silk (textile) | skirts | standing | statue | tree | vines | women
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21852
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