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Print made by Philip Dawe, ca.1745–ca.1809
after Henry Robert Morland, 1730–1797
Published by Carington Bowles, 1724–1793

Reading by a Paper-Bell Shade

Materials & Techniques:
Mezzotint and etching on medium, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Sheet: 16 7/8 x 11 1/8 inches (42.8 x 28.2 cm), Plate: 13 7/8 x 9 15/16 inches (35.3 x 25.2 cm), Image: 12 15/16 x 9 15/16 inches (32.9 x 25.2 cm)

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower left: "S. 23"; on back, lower center: "(17)"; on back, lower right: "354"

Collector's mark, verso: Unidentified, three flowers (Lugt 2902)

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Hen. Morland pinxt,,"; lower center: "Published as the Act directs [date torn off surface of paper] | Reading by a Paper-bell Shade. | Printed for Carington Bowles, Map & Printseller, at No. 69 in St. Pauls Church Yard, London."; lower right: "Phil. Dawe fecit."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
book | bow (costume accessory) | bracelets (jewelry) | chair | chiaroscuro | choker | costume | dark | earrings | flounces | flowers (plants) | genre subject | gown | interior | jewelry | lace | lamp (lighting device) | leisure | light | reading | ribbon | shadow | table | woman
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IIIF Manifest:

Painters and Engraving - The Reproductive Print from Hogarth to Wilkie (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-03-26 - 1980-06-22) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

The Pursuit of Happiness - A View of Life in Georgian England (Yale Center for British Art, 1977-04-19 - 1977-09-18) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]

David Alexander, Painters and Engraving: The Reproductive Print from Hogarth to Wilkie, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1980, p. 3, no. 3, NE631.2 .A43 (YCBA) [YCBA]

J. H. Plumb, The pursuit of happiness : a view of life in Georgian England : an exhibition selected from the Paul Mellon collection, , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 1977, pp. 40, 88, no. 45, N6766 Y34 1977 (YCBA) [YCBA]

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