- Part Of:
- Stipple engraving and etching, with watercolor and gouache on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
- Sheet: 16 5/16 x 13 1/4 inches (41.4 x 33.7 cm), Plate: 14 x 11 inches (35.6 x 28 cm), and Image (oval): 12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower right: "P. 2816/12"
Lettered, lower left under image: "Hamilton Pinx.t"; lower left: "In frozen fetters, January lies, | While snow and hail upon him ruthless beat | With rugged force, regardless of his cries, or vain request to feel wan Phoebus' heat: | Now on the ice bound surface of the lake, | by polished steel upborne, the jocund crowd"; lower center: "JANUARY | London Published April 1, 1788 by T. Macklin No39 Fleet Street"; lower right under image: "W.N Gardinier Sculpt"; lower right: "Display their skill, and mazy windings make; | Some skill less, fall, the others laugh aloud: | While from the bak each fair, with fond surprise, | Beholds her favourite Youth, like arrow fleet; | And darts such influence from her bright eyes, | As more than compensates for Sol's retreat."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- children | dog (animal) | dresses | feathers | genre subject | hats | ice skates | ice-skating | muffs | playing | pond | skating | watching | winter | youth
- Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
Note: The Study Room is open to Yale ID holders by appointment. Please visit the Study Room page on our website for more details.
YCBA Collections Search
Print made by William Nelson Gardiner, 1766–1814, Irish, January, 1788
If you have information about this object that may be of assistance please contact us.