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Creator:
Print made by Richard Brookshaw, 1736–1804
Title:
The Contented Dutchmen
Date:
1770
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 13/16 × 13 11/16 inches (24.9 × 34.8 cm) and Image: 8 3/4 x 13 11/16 inches (22.3 x 34.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper left: "10E?"; lower center: "27 a"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Let Heroes contend for the Laurel wreath'd prize, | And Vie for the trophies of fame, | These rustics their thoughts of ambition despise, | Nor e'er to their honours lay claim."; lower center: "the Contented Dutchmen. | Publish'd Iune 12 1770."; lower right: "R. Brookshaw, Fect. | They spurn at the Bubble the world calls applause, | Nor wish for the cares of the great. | From nature alone they derive all their laws, | And Laugh at the Pageants of state."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.840
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
alcohol | baskets | bench | caricature | cat (domestic cat) | chairs | costume | drinking | drinking glasses | drunk | Dutch | eating | fireplace | food | genre subject | hats | humor | interior | joy | jugs | laughing | men | pajamas | peasants | slippers | spoons | table | talking
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22531
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