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Creator:
Print made by William Nelson Gardiner, 1766–1814, Irish
after William Hamilton, 1751–1801, British
Published by Thomas Macklin, active 1779–1793, British
Title:
January
Date:
1788
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching, with watercolor and gouache on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
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: 12 x 10 inches (30.5 x 25.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1977.14.11659
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
children | dog (animal) | dresses | feathers | genre subject | hats | ice skates | ice-skating | muffs | playing | pond | skating | watching | winter | youth
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31361
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