The Letter Woman
- ca. 1769
- Materials & Techniques:
- Mezzotint and etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
- Sheet: 14 3/4 × 10 1/8 inches (37.4 × 25.7 cm), Image: 12 13/16 × 9 15/16 inches (32.5 × 25.2 cm)
Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Heny,, Morland pinxt,,"; lower center: "The LETTER WOMAN. | This simple Boy has lost his Penny, | And She without it wont take any; | What can He do in such a Plight? | This Letter cannot go to Night."; lower right: "Phil. Dawe fecit."
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- bell | bonnet (hat) | boy | cape (outerwear) | chiaroscuro | child | coat | costume | dark | genre subject | headscarf | lantern (lighting device) | letter (correspondence) | light | mailroom | pattern (design element) | post office | postmaster | shadow | woman
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- IIIF Manifest:
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Print made by Philip Dawe, ca.1745–ca.1809, British, The Letter Woman, ca. 1769
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