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Creator:
William Smith, active 1775–1776
after Christian Friedrich Zincke, 1685–1767, German
Title:
Johannes Gay
Date:
1775
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 9/16 × 9 9/16 inches (34.4 × 24.3 cm), Plate: 12 7/8 × 8 7/8 inches (32.7 × 22.5 cm), and Image: 10 3/8 × 8 7/8 inches (26.4 × 22.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Vol.3 P.141"

Lettered, lower left: "Zinck pinx."; lettered, lower right: "Wm Smith del.&sculp."; lettered, lower center: "JOHANNES GAY. | Life is a jest and all things shew it, | I thought so once, but now I know it. | Publish'd as the Act directs Decr. 1st 1775 by J.Thane Gerrard Street, Soho."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.9955
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25617
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