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Creator:
Print made by James Watson, 1740–1790, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

Mrs. Abington as 'the Comic Muse'

Date:
ca. 1769
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 26 1/4 × 18 1/2 inches (66.7 × 47 cm) and Plate: 25 1/4 × 15 inches (64.1 × 38.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and gray ink, lower center: "Mrs Abington"; inscribed in pen and gray ink, center right: "No.6"

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Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.54
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actress | performance | portrait | stage | theater (discipline) | woman
Associated People:
Abington, Frances (1737–1815), actress
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21942
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