The Squire's Daughter, Lamenting the Loss of her Robin
- Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
- Sheet: 16 3/4 × 11 inches (42.5 × 27.9 cm), Plate: 13 7/8 × 10 inches (35.2 × 25.4 cm), Image: 12 3/4 × 10 inches (32.4 × 25.4 cm)
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:
- Prints and Drawings
- Accessible by appointment in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.
- IIIF Manifest:
YCBA Collections Search
IIIF provides researchers rich metadata and media viewing options for comparison of works across cultural heritage collections. Visit the IIIF page to learn more.
Print made by unknown artist, eighteenth century, The Squire's Daughter, Lamenting the Loss of her Robin, 1794
If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.