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Creator:
Print made by unknown artist
OR Thomas Bewick, 1753–1828, British
Printed by Martin Hardie, 1875–1952, British
Title:

The Merry Tales of the Wise Man of Gotham

Former Title(s):

Illustrations used for 17th Century Chapbook

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Merry Tales of the Wise Men of Gotham

Date:
1909
Medium:
Woodcut on thin, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 5 3/8 x 5 3/16 inches (13.7 x 13.1 cm) and Image: 2 3/4 x 3 1/8 inches (7 x 8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on modern mount, on front, lower left: "From block in the V. + A. Museum. | Illus.n. to 17th chap. Book, | "The Merry Tales of the Wise Men of Gotham", 1630."

Lettered, in black ink, center of image: "COOCOU | GOTAM"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Accession Number:
B1977.14.10884
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
fable | farmer | fence | genre subject | hat | historical subject | husband | men | plants | stick | Tales | tree
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29310
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