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Creator:
Print made by Richard Earlom, 1743–1822, British
after Thomas Gainsborough RA, 1727–1788, British
Published by John Boydell, 1720–1804, British
Title:

A Shepherd Boy

Date:
1781
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper, laid in mount
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 11/16 x 11 15/16 inches (42.4 x 30.4 cm), Plate: 15 15/16 x 11 1/16 inches (40.5 x 28.1 cm), and Image: 14 3/16 x 11 1/16 inches (36.1 x 28.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left: "21 3/4 x 18"; on back, lower left: "339 (encircled)"; on back, lower right: "R. Earlom | Shepherd Boy"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Gainsborough pinxt | J Boydell Excudit, Publish'd Octbr, 1st 1781"; lower right: "Rd Earlom Sculpt"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.377
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
barefoot | boy | child | cloak | dog (animal) | gazing | genre subject | hills | landscape | resting | shepherd | shepherd's crook | trees | vines
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21873
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