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Creator:
Print made by Samuel Okey, active 1765–1780, British
after unknown artist, ( Fitz Herbert )
Title:
Money and Little Wit
Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 16 1/4 × 11 3/16 inches (41.3 × 28.4 cm), Plate: 13 15/16 × 10 inches (35.4 × 25.4 cm), and Image: 12 3/8 × 9 15/16 inches (31.4 × 25.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, center: "1. 16 1/2 11 3/8"; inscribed in blue crayon, verso, upper left: "181"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower center: "#16"

Lettered, lower left: "Fitz Herbert pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "S.Okey fecit."; lettered, lower center: "MONEY AND LITTLE WIT. | Printed for JOHN BOWLES, at No.13 In Cornhill, LONDON."; lettered, lower left: "The Boy, enraptur'd at the Sight, Beholds the Coin with vast Delight, -"; lettered, lower right: "yet not withstanding all his Jooy, | 'Twill Soon be Lavish on a Toy.-"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1092
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:22782
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