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Creator:
Print made by Philip Dawe, ca.1745–ca.1809, British
after Henry Robert Morland, 1730–1797, British
Published by Carington Bowles, 1724–1793, British
Title:
The Pretty Ballad Singer
Date:
1769
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper, laid in mount
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 3/4 x 11 1/2 inches (42.6 x 29.2 cm), Plate: 13 7/8 x 9 7/8 inches (35.2 x 25.1 cm), and Image: 12 5/8 x 9 7/8 inches (32 x 25.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, lower left: "S, 29 b | c"; lower center: "(16)"; lower right: "355"

unidentified collector's stamp, in blue ink, on back, lower left: three small flowers in a triangular formation

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Hen. Morland pinxt,, | 7"; lower center: "Published as the Act directs. [date torn off surface of paper] | The pretty Ballad Singer. | Printed for CARINGTON BOWLES, Map & Printseller, 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:
B1970.3.857
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
ballad | bonnet (hat) | chiaroscuro | dark | genre subject | holding | lantern (lighting device) | light | modesty | music | pattern (design element) | shadow | shawl | sheet music | singer | singing | woman
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Painters and Engraving - The Reproductive Print from Hogarth to Wilkie (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-03-26 - 1980-06-22)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22548
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