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Creator:
Print made by John Augustus Atkinson, (etching), 1775–1831, British
after John Hill, (aquatint), 1770–1850, British
after Charles Hamilton Smith, 1776–1859, Belgian
Published by Colnaghi & Co., established 1760, active ca. 1785–1911, Italian, active in Britain
Title:

Fools; or Jesters

Part Of:

Collective Title: Selections of the Ancient Costume of Great Britain and Ireland

Date:
1813
Medium:
Etching and aquatint with hand coloring on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 7/16 x 10 1/16 inches (36.7 x 25.5 cm), Plate (upper and right plate marks cropped off): 13 9/16 x 9 3/4 inches (34.4 x 24.8 cm), and Image: 7 1/2 x 7 1/8 inches (19 x 18.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, upper left to upper center: "Dr[...] Col'd. Aqautint (underlined)"; on back, upper right: "after"; on back, lower left: "c"; in black ink, on back, lower right: "1 (encircled) right side | 3 young 3946"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "C. H. S. delt."; lower center: "Etched by I. A. Atkinson. | Fools; or Jesters. | [small image of jester] | 1272 | London. Pubd. Octr. 1. 1813 by Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur Stt."; lower right: "Aquatinted by Hill."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.99
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
balloons | bells | bladders | bushes | cloak | costume | dancing | fools | genre subject | hills | jesters | men | puppet | running | stripes
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25342
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