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Creator:
Print made by Elizabeth Judkins, active 1772–1775, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:
Mrs. Abington
Date:
1772
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 5/16 × 11 3/8 inches (38.9 × 28.9 cm), Plate: 15 × 10 15/16 inches (38.1 × 27.8 cm), and Image: 13 1/4 × 10 15/16 inches (33.7 × 27.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Miss Abington"; inscribed in graphite, veros, lower left: "157"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "141"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "355- | Proof"

Watermark

Lettered, lower left: "Sir Joshua Reynolds pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "Eliz'th. Judkins Fecit"; lettered, lower centered: "Publish'd according to Act of Parliament May 20.1772 by Ja. Watson Little Queen Ann Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.55
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actress | choker | costume | gloves | pelerine | performance | portrait | stage | theater (discipline) | woman
Associated People:
Abington, Frances (1737–1815), actress
Access:
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Publications:
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Mark Hallett, Diary : Mark Hallett on his long-term relationship with Reynolds, Apollo, vol. 181, March 2015, p. 46, fig. 1, N1 A54 OVERSIZE (YCBA)

Poetry : The Bagatelle, Public Advertiser, June 11, 1771, p. 4, Available online : 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newsp

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:21943
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