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Creator:
Print made by unknown artist, eighteenth century
Published by Robert Sayer, 1725–1794, British
Title:

Plundering the Tower

Date:
1777
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 5/8 × 14 3/4 inches (27 × 37.5 cm), Plate: 10 × 13 7/8 inches (25.4 × 35.2 cm), and Image: 9 1/2 × 13 7/8 inches (24.1 × 35.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "very rare"; in pen and brown ink, center right: "Not my Plate - none left"; inscribed on verso in graphite, upper right: "#175"

Lettered below image, lower center: "Plundering the Tower. | London. Printed for R. Sayer & J. Bennett, Map & Printsellers, No.53 in Fleet Street; as the Act directs. Augt. 14, 1777."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.761
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:22458
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