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Creator:
Print made by George Graham, active 1786–1813
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:
Lady Christiana Collier (née Gwyn)
Date:
between 1760 and 1770
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, beige, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 3/16 × 10 3/16 inches (36 × 25.9 cm), Plate: 13 13/16 × 9 7/8 inches (35.1 × 25.1 cm), and Image: 12 1/4 × 9 7/8 inches (31.1 × 25.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in pen and brown ink, lower center: "Mrs. Collyer"; inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Vol.2 P.84"

Watermark

Lettered, lower left: "J Reynolds pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "Graham Sculp."; lettered, lower center: "CELIA, Lamenting her Dead SPARROW."; lettered, lower left: "Ah, strech'd in Death my Caelia's Sparrow lies-| And o'er it Celia pours her Tears and Sighs; | But let not Celia weep away her Eyes."; lettered, lower right: "Passer mortuus est meae puellae, | Passer delitiae meae pullae, | Quem plus illa oeulis suis amabut. | Catullus"; lettered, lower center: "Printed for John Bowles, at the Black Horse in Cornhill, London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.9860
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25522
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