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Creator:
Print made by Thomas Watson, 1743–1781, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:
Miss Polly Kennedy
Date:
1771
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 7/16 × 14 5/8 inches (51.9 × 37.1 cm), Plate: 19 15/16 × 14 1/8 inches (50.6 × 35.9 cm), and Image: 17 1/2 × 14 inches (44.5 × 35.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "16964"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "Miss Kennedy"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "Proof 15"

Lettered, lower left: "Sir Joshua Reynolds Pinxt."; lettered, lower center: "Published as the Act directs 1st Sept. 1771 for H Parker No.82. Cornhill; S.Hooper No.25, Ludgate Hill, W. Shropshire, New Bond Street & J. Watson, in Broad Street."; lettered, lower right: "J. Watson Fecit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.175
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Kennedy, Polly (fl. 1781), courtesan and mistress of Sir Charles Bunbury
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22065
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