<< YCBA Home Yale Center for British Art Yale Center for British Art << YCBA Home

YCBA Collections Search

 
Creator:
Print made by unknown artist, eighteenth century
Published by John Smith, 1652–1743, British
Title:

Owl, Monkey and Cat from Mezzotintoes by Smith, Vol. III

Additional Title(s):

The Wise Owl

Date:
between 1730 and 1740
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 5 1/2 × 7 3/8 inches (14 × 18.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed on verso in graphite, upper center: "23"; lower center: "A reverse | Copied by my [ ... ] John | Boydell from the above print | Scarce original"; in pen and brown ink, lower left: "F.Walker"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1970.3.1283
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | caricature | cat (domestic cat) | clarinet | hat | monkey (animal) | musical instrument | owl
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open to Yale ID holders by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:23131
Export:
XML


If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.