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Creator:
William Ward, 1766–1826, British
after George Morland, 1763–1804, British
Title:

Jack in the Bilboes

Date:
1790
Medium:
Mezzotint on medium, slightly textured, cream, laid paper, mounted on, moderately thick, slightly textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 18 1/2 × 20 3/16 inches (47 × 51.3 cm), Plate: 16 × 18 1/16 inches (40.6 × 45.9 cm), and Image: 13 15/16 × 18 inches (35.4 × 45.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "45519""

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by G. Morland."; lettered, lower right: "Engrav'd by W.Ward."; lettered, lower center: "Plate. 2. | JACK IN THE BILBOES. | From Mr. Dibdins celbrated Song call'd My Poll & my partner Joe. | Till woe is me so lubberly, | The press gang came and pressed me. | Pub. as the Act directs Sept. 19, 1790 by P. Cornman Great Newport Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12002
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:31604
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