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Creator:
R. Matthew
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:
Infancy (Francis George Hare)
Date:
1790
Medium:
Stipple and etching engraving on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 14 × 10 7/16 inches (35.6 × 26.5 cm), Plate: 9 13/16 × 7 3/4 inches (24.9 × 19.7 cm), and Image: 5 7/8 × 4 7/8 inches (14.9 × 12.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Vol.3.P.159"; inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Francis George Hare"

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. | O Life! how pleasant in thy merning, | Young Fancy's rays the hills adoring; | Cold-pausing Caution's lesson scorning, | We frisk away, | Like school-boys at th'expected warning, | To joy & play."; lettered, lower right: "Engrav'd by R.Thew. | We wander there, see wander here, | We eye the rose upon the brier, | Unmindful that the thorn is near, | Among the leaves, | And tho' the puny wound appear, | Short while it grieves. | Burn's Poems, Pa.113."; lettered, lower center: "INFANCY. | Publish'd Mar.25,1790, by J.&J.Boydell, Cheapside & at the Shakspeare Gallery, Pall Mall.London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.9983
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:25781
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