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Creator:
Marie C. Prestel, 1747–1794, German
after Thomas Gainsborough RA, 1727–1788, British
Title:
A Country Churchyard. Verse from Gray's Elegy
Date:
1790
Medium:
Aquatint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper, mounted on, moderately thick, smooth, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 1/2 × 26 7/8 inches (54.6 × 68.3 cm) and Image: 18 3/8 × 25 inches (46.7 × 63.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "95/76"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "44774"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "[anglass ... 18 c] | 58"

Lettered, lower center: "To Sir Joshua Reynolds this Print of the COUNTRY CHURCH YARD From a Picture by Tho. Gainsborough Esqr. | Is by permission most Respectfully Inscribed by his Obliged | and obedient Servant | Robert Pollard | London, Published May 12 1790 by R. Pollard Engraver Spa Fields"; lettered, lower left: "T. Gainsborough R.A. Pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "lettered, lower right: "M.C. Prestal Sculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11604
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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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)

Teaching Exhibition - Introduction to the History of Art (Yale University Art Gallery, 1994-01-25 - 1994-06-06)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31221
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