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Creator:
Print made by unknown artist, eighteenth century
Published by Robert Laurie, 1755?–1836, British
Title:

The Squire's Daughter, Lamenting the Loss of her Robin

Date:
1794
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 3/4 × 11 inches (42.5 × 27.9 cm), Plate: 13 7/8 × 10 inches (35.2 × 25.4 cm), and Image: 12 3/4 × 10 inches (32.4 × 25.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, upper right: "337"; inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "Not cat | [...]"; lower right: "146" | L.1757 | No.38"

Lettered below image: "The Squire's Daughter, | (lamenting the loss of her Robin) | Published May 17th 1794 by Laurie & Whittle, 53 Fleet Street, London."; below image: "No more my Sweet Bird can you Delia Delight, | Or with Melody Cheer the New Morn, | No more need I stray to cull the fresh Weed, | Or with plantain your Prison Adorn. | How cruel O' fate, to Snatch my Sweet Bird, | T'was the gift of a Swain, I adore, | How oft have I sat to hear its Sweet Note, | But alas! my poor Robin's no More."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.795
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22488
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