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Creator:
Print made by R. Clamp, fl.1789–1798
after Sylvester Harding, 1745–1809, British
Title:
William Sommers, King Henry VIII's Jester
Date:
undated
Medium:
Colored stipple engraving and etching on medium, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 6 1/2 x 5 inches (16.5 x 12.7 cm) and Image: 4 5/8 x 4 1/4 inches (11.8 x 10.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, center: "R"

Lettered, lower left under image: "S. Harding del.t"; lower center: "WILLIAM SOMMERS | King Henry the Eight's Jester | from an ancient Picture in the Collection of | Richard Aldworth Neville Esqr"; lower right under image: "R. Clamp Sculp"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1976.1.123
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
gaze | glass | hat | jester | man | pointing | portrait | ruff | smiling | windows
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Somer [Sommers], William (d. 1559), court fool
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25366
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