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Creator:
Print made by Valentine Green, 1739–1813, British
after William Mason, 1724–1797, British
Title:

Scene in a Country Town at Time of a Race

Date:
1789
Medium:
Etching and aquatint, printed in brown ink on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 × 27 1/4 inches (50.8 × 69.2 cm), Plate: 17 5/8 × 24 inches (44.8 × 61 cm), and Image: 15 7/8 × 23 1/8 inches (40.3 × 58.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower center: "40"

Stamped in red ink: "K"

Lettered inside image, upper right: "EXCISE & POST OFFICE"; upper right; "HERE IN | LONDON | POST CH | ALL ACC"; center: "NEAT WINES"; center: "HIGH STREET"'; center left: "CAUTION | WHEREAS divers PER"; center right: "Swan & Two Necks | Lad Lane, by | Maiden Head Fly. | To Yo & Ber"; center right: "BALLS | At the Red | Lyon | Monday & Wednesday | Concerts"; center right: "A Song [...] | LEAKE's | justly famous| Pills"; lettered below image, lower left: "Drawn by W. Mason Esqr."; lower center: "Scene in a Country Town at the Time of a Race. | Publish'd March 27th 1789 by J.Brydon Printseller & Frame-Maker opposite Northumberland House, Charing Cross London."; lower right: "Engrav'd by V.Green"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.569
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22265
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