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Creator:
John Rubens Smith, 1775–1849, British
after George Morland, 1763–1804, British
Title:

Breaking the Ice

Date:
1798
Medium:
Mezzotint on thick, moderately textured, beige, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 21 11/16 × 28 inches (55.1 × 71.1 cm), Plate: 18 × 21 13/16 inches (45.7 × 55.4 cm), and Image: 17 3/8 × 21 3/4 inches (44.1 × 55.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "45520"

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by G. Morland."; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by J.R. Smith Junr."; lettered, lower center: "London Published Oct.20.1798 by No.9 BREAKING THE ICE. J.R.Smith King Street Covent Garaden."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.11983
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31568
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