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Creator:
James Ward, 1769–1859, British
after George Morland, 1763–1804, British
Title:
A Boy Employed in Burning Weeds
Date:
1799
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderataly textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 3/8 × 25 3/16 inches (51.8 × 64 cm), Plate: 19 × 23 7/8 inches (48.3 × 60.6 cm), and Image: 18 3/8 × 23 3/4 inches (46.7 × 60.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Paul Mellon Collector's mark

Lettered, lower left: "G. Morland Pinxt."; lettered, lower right: "Jas Ward. Sculpt."; lettered lower center: "A BOY EMPLOYED IN BURNING THE WEEDS - GARCON METTANT LE FEU AUX MAUVAISES HERBES. | London Publish'd as the Act Directs March 17 1799 by Colnaghi Sala & Co. Pall Mall."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11980
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31564
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