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Creator:
Print made by William Humphrey, 1745–1810, British
after Elias Martin, 1739–1818, Swedish
Title:
High Life Below Stairs
Date:
1772
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 1/2 × 11 1/16 inches (39.4 × 28.1 cm), Plate: 13 7/8 × 9 7/8 inches (35.2 × 25.1 cm), and Image: 12 5/8 × 9 7/8 inches (32.1 × 25.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "#23"

Lettered, lower left: "Martin pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "Umpreys fecit."; lettered, lower center: "High Life below Stairs, or MUNGO, addressing my Ladys Maid. | For Wine inspires us, and fires us with Courage, Love, and Joy, &c. | London Printed for Robt. Sayer, No.53 in Fleet Street, as the Act directs 1st Jany.1772.-"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.970
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22660
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