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Creator:
Print made by William Pether, ca. 1738–1821, British
after Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
Title:
John Ashton
Date:
1770
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 5/16 × 15 5/16 inches (54.1 × 38.9 cm), Plate: 19 15/16 × 13 15/16 inches (50.6 × 35.4 cm), and Image: 18 3/16 × 13 7/8 inches (46.2 × 35.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: Master Ashton"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "1749 | 320 | Master Ashton | 1st state | extremely rare | 22"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "9803"

Watermark

Lettered, lower left: "Jos Wright Pinx"; lettered, lower center: "Published Novr.26th, 1770 & Sold by W.Pether on Gt. Russell St. Bloom"; lettered, lower right: "W.Pether Fecit 1770."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.696
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
portrait
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22393
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