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Creator:
Johann Jacobé, 1733–1797, Austrian
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:
Omai
Date:
1777
Medium:
Mezzotint, published state
Dimensions:
Plate: 24 1/2 x 15in. (62.2 x 38.1cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed below image at left, "Vol. 5 P. 261" Engraved inscriptions: below at left, "Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds"; below image at center "OMAJ"; below "A Native of the Island of Utietca."; below "LONDON. Published August 15th. 1777. by John Jacobi at Mrs Sledge's, Henrietta Street Covent Garden."; below image at right, "Engraved by John Jacobi"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10146
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
portrait | river | tattoos | turban
Associated People:
Omai (c.1753–1780)
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Painters and Engraving - The Reproductive Print from Hogarth to Wilkie (Yale Center for British Art, 1980-03-26 - 1980-06-22)

The Romantic Print in the Age of Revolutions: Hero, Hero-Worship, and the Heroic in History (Yale Center for British Art, 2003-01-23 - 2003-06-01)

The Romantic Print in Britain - Yale Center for British Art (Carnegie Museum of Art, 2004-02-14 - 2004-05-09)

Publications:
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Joanna Marschner, Enlightened Princesses : Caroline, Augusta, Charlotte, and the Shaping of the Modern World, Yale University Press, New Haven, Conn, 2017, p. 445, fig. 27.08, NX543 +.E55 2017 Oversize (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:26168
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