The Watercress Girl
- 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), and 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
- Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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