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Creator:
Print made by unknown artist, ( J. B. )
Title:

The Young Roscius

Date:
1804
Medium:
Hand-colored etching on medium, smooth, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 13 5/8 x 11 1/8 inches (34.6 x 28.3 cm) and Image: 13 x 10 5/8 inches (33 x 27 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered upper center: "The Young Roscius:"; upper right: "Why Man_he doth bestride | the narrow way like to a colossus | _and we petty mortals crawl under | his huge legs, and peep about to find, | Ourselves dishonourable Graves | Covent Garden"; upper left: "Drury Lane"; center: "Tragedy | Comedy | Opera | Farce | Pantomime | &c &c &c &c"; lower left: "J. B. | Pubd, Decr 15, 1804 [...] F. W. Fores | No 50. Piccadilly London."; lower right: "Folios of Caracatures lent out for the Evening"; lower center: "The Theatrical Caesar! or Ca[...]sius and Ca[...]cam Debate"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.101
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
arches | blocks | boots | breeches | buildings | cloaks | collar | columns | costume | doors | feather | literary theme | lyre | men | nude | paper | pedestal | plume | roofs | ruffle | sash | shirt | shoes | statue | steps | stockings | sword | theater | whip | windows
Associated Places:
Covent Garden | Drury Lane
Associated People:
Julius Caesar
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25344
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