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Creator:
Print made by John Raphael Smith, 1752–1812, British
after George Carter, 1737–1794, British
Print made by Carington Bowles, 1724–1793, British
Title:
The Old Ballad Singer
Date:
1775
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 1/4 × 10 1/8 inches (36.2 × 25.7 cm), Plate: 13 7/8 × 9 7/8 inches (35.2 × 25.1 cm), and Image: 12 7/8 × 9 7/8 inches (32.7 × 25.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower left: "H Walton, pinxt"; lower right: "174"

Lettered below image: "The Old Ballad Singer. | Printed for Carington Bowles, at his Map & Print Warehouse, No.69 in St.Pauls Church Yard, London. Publish'd as the Act directs."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.760
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Art and Music in Britain: Four Encounters, 1730-1900 (Yale Center for British Art, 2006-10-05 - 2006-12-31)

Publications:
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Timothy J. Barringer, Art & music in Britain, four encounters, 1730-1900 , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2006, pp. 6-7, 14, V 1699 (YCBA)

Timothy J. Barringer, Art & music in Britain, four encounters, 1730-1900 (exhibition and label text) , New Haven, 2006, [p. 35], V 1699:1 (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22457
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