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Creator:
Print made by James McArdell, ca. 1729–1765, Irish
after Pietro Longhi, 1702–1785, Italian
Title:

Employment

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 3/4 × 10 7/8 inches (40 × 27.6 cm), Plate: 13 7/8 × 9 7/8 inches (35.2 × 25.1 cm), and Image: 12 1/2 × 9 13/16 inches (31.8 × 24.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "4721"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "S192 | #78"

Lettered, lower left: "P Lunghi Pinxit. | Th' Intrusion pardon, & suspend your Task;- | A short suspension is the whole task:"; lettered, lower right: "J:McArdell fecit. | More charms attract me than a shape or Face | For Industry to Beauty adds new Grace."; lettered, lower center: "Employment | Printed for John Bowles & Son, at the Black Horse in Cornhil."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1069
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:22759
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Amanda Vickery, Behind closed doors, at home in Georgian England , Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn. London, 2009, pl. 47, HQ615 .V53 2009 (YCBA)


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