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Creator:
Print made by Valentine Green, 1739–1813, British
after Maria Hadfield Cosway, 1759–1838, British
Published by Rupert Green, ca.1768–1804, British
Title:
Mrs. Cosway
Date:
1787
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 3/8 × 13 3/4 inches (44.1 × 34.9 cm) and Image: 16 1/2 × 12 7/8 inches (41.9 × 32.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower center: "106"; on back, lower right: "445"

Scratched lettering below image: "Painted by Maria Cosway | Engraved by V. Green, Mezzotinto Engraver to his Majesty, and to the Elector Palatine"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.495
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
artist | chair | costume | cross (object) | curls | earrings | fichu | gown | hat | horizon line | muslin | portrait | ruffles | self-portrait | turban | woman
Associated People:
Cosway, Maria Louisa Catherine Cecilia, Baroness Cosway in the nobility of the Austrian empire (1760–1838), history painter and educationist
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Two Extraordinary Women : The Lives and Art of Maria Cosway (1760-1838) and Mary Darby Robinson (1757-1800) (The Fralin Museum of Art, University of Virginia, 2016-01-29 - 2016-05-01)

Publications:
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Stephen Lloyd, Richard & Maria Cosway: regency artists of taste and fashion, Scottish National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, p. 69, NJ18 C7985 L56 1995 (LC)+ Oversize (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22183
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