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Creator:
Print made by William Pether, ca. 1738–1821, British
after Gabriel Metsu, 1629–1667, Dutch
Title:

A Smoker

Date:
1768
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 7/16 × 10 7/16 inches (31.6 × 26.5 cm), Plate: 10 × 8 1/4 inches (25.4 × 21 cm), and Image: 9 3/16 × 8 3/16 inches (23.3 × 20.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, verso, upper right: "D'Aves [Coke] | No 14[8]-"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "#49"

Lettered, lower left: "Metsu pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "W.Pether fect et exct."; lettered, lower center: "From an Original Picture, in the Possession of Mr. Robt. Ansell. | Published Aug.1, 1768."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1097
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:22787
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