- Johannes Gay
- Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, laid paper
- 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)
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:
- Prints and Drawings
- Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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William Smith, active 1775–1776, Johannes Gay, 1775
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