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Creator:
Print made by John Hall, 1739–1797, British
after John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British
Published by John Bell, 1745–1831, British
Title:

Comedies

Part Of:

Collective Title: Bell's British Theatre

Date:
ca. 1776
Medium:
Line engraving and etching on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 6 5/8 x 3 9/16 inches (16.9 x 9 cm) and Image: 4 5/8 x 3 1/8 inches (11.7 x 7.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered in black ink, upper center: "Bell's | BRITISH THEATRE; | COMEDIES."; within image, center left, on book: "NATURE"; lower left: "Mortimer del."; lower center: "LONDON. | Printed for John Bell near Exeter Exchange in the | STRAND."; lower right: "Holl Scu."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Chauncey Brewster Tinker
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1975.6.76
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
book | child | column (architectural element) | comedy | literary theme | mask | music | pen | putto | quill | recorder | tambourine | theater (discipline) | title page | woman
Associated People:
characters
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:22867
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