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Creator:
Print made by John Smith, 1652–1743, British
after Gerard de Lairesse, 1640–1711, Flemish
Title:
Children Fighting over a Bird
Date:
c. 1703
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 3/4 × 7 15/16 inches (22.2 × 20.2 cm), Plate: 7 1/8 × 6 3/4 inches (18.1 × 17.1 cm), and Image: 6 5/8 × 6 11/16 inches (16.8 × 17 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, upper center: No19 | 8 3/4 x 8 1/4"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "222A"; inscribed in graphite, verso, upper left: "55"

Lettered, lower left: "G. Lairesse Pinxit."; lettered, lower right: "Sold by J. Smith at ye Lyon & Crown in Russell street Covent Garden"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1196
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Exhibition History:
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Fancy Pieces - Genre Mezzotints by Robert Robinson & His Contemporaries (Yale Center for British Art, 1994-11-19 - 1995-01-29)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23043
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