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Creator:
Print made by Robert Dunkarton, 1744–1811, British
after John Downman, 1750–1824, British
Published by James Matthews, 1774–1814, British
Title:
Mrs. Billington
Date:
1786
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 1/8 x 11 1/8 inches (35.9 x 28.2 cm), Plate: 11 3/8 x 8 7/8 inches (28.9 x 22.6 cm), and Image: 8 3/4 x 7 1/4 inches (22.2 x 18.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, center left: "904079 (underlined)"; on back, lower center: "#5"; on back, lower right: "3/0"

Lettered in black ink, along lower left border of oval image: "Drawn by J. Downman."; along lower right border of oval image: "Engraved by R. Dunkerton"; lower center: "MRS. BILLINGTON. | London, Published July 1st 1786, by I, Matthews No,, 436, Strand__"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.510
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bow (costume accessory) | costume | curls | fichu | gown | musician | muslin | oval | performer | portrait | ruffles | veil
Associated People:
Billington, Elizabeth (1765–1818), singer
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22198
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