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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after John Francis Rigaud, 1742–1810, French, active in Britain (from 1771)
Published by William Dickinson, 1746–1823, British
Title:
Lovelace in Prison
Date:
1788
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 15 3/8 x 17 7/16 inches (39 x 44.3 cm), Plate: 14 x 14 15/16 inches (35.5 x 38 cm), and Image: 10 5/8 x 12 9/16 inches (27 x 31.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "say 1/6 the hair"; on back, lower center: "Juer 243", half circle drawn above former; lower right: "(IR31/1398) 10/"

Lettered in brown ink, along lower left border of oval image: "Painted by J. F. Rigaud"; along lower right border of oval image: "Engraved by F. Bartolozzi"; lower center: "Lovelace in Prison. | LONDON, Publish'd March 1st; 1788, by W. DICKINSON Engraver Bond Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.684
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bars | chain | correctional institution | costume | feathers | gatehouse | hat | ink bottle | interior | literary theme | love | Lovelace, Richard (1617–1657), poet and army officer | man | manacle | oval | papers | pen | poem | poet | portrait | prison | prisoner | putto | quill (feather) | romance (literary genre) | To Althea, from Prison, 1642 | window | wings | woman
Associated Places:
City of Westminster | England | Gatehouse Prison | Greater London | London | United Kingdom
Associated People:
Althea
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:27879
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