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Creator:
Print made by Charles Turner, 1774–1857, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:
The Dilettanti Society
Date:
between 1800 and 1820
Medium:
Mezzotint (proof before titles) on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 27 5/8 × 20 1/8 inches (70.2 × 51.1 cm), Plate: 22 3/4 × 16 3/8 inches (57.8 × 41.6 cm), Chine collé: 22 3/4 × 16 3/8 inches (57.8 × 41.6 cm), and Image: 18 7/8 × 14 3/4 inches (47.9 × 37.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower right: "452 | Sd- the first | L25 [...]"

Lettered below image, lower left to lower right: "Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinxt. Lord Mulgrave. Lord Dundas. Honble. Charles Greville. Charles Crowle Esqr. Duke of Leeds. Sir Joseph Banks. Turner Sculp."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.118
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
The Society of Dilettanti (founded 1734), society of noblemen and scholars which sponsors the study of ancient Greek and Roman art, and the creation of new work in the style
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18)

" Pearls to Pyramids " - Britain and the " Orient " 1600-1820 (Yale Center for British Art, 2008-02-07 - 2008-04-28)

Publications:
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Pearls to pyramids : British visual culture and the Levant, 1600-1830, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2008, p. 16, V1880

Pearls to pyramids : British visual culture and the Levant, 1600-1830 [wall labels], Yale Center for British Art, 2008, p. 39, V 2576 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22009
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