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Creator:
Robert Smirke, 1752–1845, British
and / or Mary Smirke, 1779–1853, British
Title:

Untitled: Two Medieval Crests

Part Of:

Collective Title: Smirke [Shakespeare] Album

Medium:
Engraving
Dimensions:
Image: 5 1/2 x 7in. (14 x 17.8cm), Sheet: 14 3/4 x 12 1/2in. (37.5 x 31.8cm), and Plate: 10 1/2 x 8 3/4in. (26.7 x 22.2cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Manuscript inscription: below image, at center, in graphite "This Plate is very imperfect - Wider advises that | 40 or 50 Impressions be printed off before the one in | Brown be taken -- the dappled effect of the Ground in both the accompanying impressions is | owing to the Printer -- the paper of the [illegible] | was not soaked enough"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.3597
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:29650
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