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John Raphael Smith, 1752–1812
after Johan Joseph Zoffany, 1733–1810
Published by John Raphael Smith, 1752–1812

The Watercress Girl

Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 15 x 10 7/8 inches (38.1 x 27.6 cm), Plate: 15 x 10 7/8 inches (38.1 x 27.6 cm), Image: 13 5/8 x 10 7/8 inches (34.6 x 27.6 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "58"; on back, lower center: "260"; on back, lower right: "m4164 50 | pair"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Painted by J. Zoffanÿ R.A.,"; lower center: London Publish'd Septembr. the 9th. 1780 by J R Smith, No. 10 Balemans Buildings Soho & Birchall No. 473 Strand"; lower right: "Engraved by J.R.Smith"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
basket | bonnet | cape | dress | genre subject | girl | hood | street vendor | vegetables | watercress
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IIIF Manifest:

David Hansen, Dempsey's People : a Folio of British Street Portraits 1824 - 1844, Canberra, Australia : National Portrait Gallery, 2017, p. 232, NJ18 D4197 +H36 2017 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Victoria Manners, John Zoffany, R.A. His Life and Works. 1735-1810, , John Lane, London, 1920, pp. 259, 308, NJ18.Z68 +M3 1920 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Martin Postle, Angels & urchins, the fancy picture in 18th-century British art , Djanogly Art Gallery in association with Lund Humphries, Nottingham, 1998, pp. 79-80, cat. no. 57, ND1452 G7 P67 1998 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

Martin Postle, Johan Zoffany, RA : Society Observed, , Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011, p. 228, cat. no. 52, NJ18 Z68 + A12 2011 Oversize (YCBA) [YCBA]

John Chaloner Smith, British mezzotint portraits, being a descriptive catalogue of these engravings from the introduction of the art to the early part of the present century . Arranged according to the engravers ; the inscriptions given at full length ; and the variations of state precisely set forth ; a , H. Sotheran & Co., London, 1884, vol. 3, pp. 1320-21, cat. no. 200, NE265 .S65 1884 (YCBA) Another copy available in Prints and Drawings [YCBA]

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, National Portrait Gallery, London, 1976, p. 70, no. 89, NJ18 Z68 W43 (YCBA) [YCBA]

Mary Webster, Johan Zoffany, 1733-1810, Yale University Press, New Haven, CT, 2011, pp. 374, 399, 400, 401, 651, fig. 298, NJ18 Z68 W43 2011 + (YCBA) [YCBA]

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