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Creator:
Print made by Philip Dawe, ca.1745–ca.1809, British
after Henry Robert Morland, 1730–1797, British
Title:

The Letter Woman

Date:
ca. 1769
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 14 3/4 x 10 1/8 inches (37.4 x 25.7 cm) and Image: 12 13/16 x 9 15/16 inches (32.5 x 25.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1977.14.12023
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bell | bonnet (hat) | boy | cape (outerwear) | chiaroscuro | child | coat | costume | genre subject | headscarf | lantern (lighting device) | letter (correspondence) | light | mailroom | pattern (design element) | post office | postmaster | shadow | woman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31628
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