- The Web
- Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper with cream chine collé
- Sheet: 8 1/8 x 6 5/8 inches (20.6 x 16.9 cm), Plate: 7 3/8 x 6 inches (18.7 x 15.3 cm), and Image: 7 3/8 x 6 inches (18.7 x 15.3 cm)
Lettered, etched in black ink, lower center: "THYS WEBB DURE PASSIONS BEE AND EKE THE FLIES | BEE WEE POORE MORTALS, I THE CENTRE COYLES | OLDE NICK A SPIDER GRIMM WHO DOTH DEVISE | EVER TO CATCHE US SILLIE IN HIS CONNYNGE TOYLES"; lower right: "BELL"
- Credit Line:
- Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Fund
- Copyright Status:
- Public Domain
- Accession Number:
- Prints and Drawings
- Subject Terms:
- allegory | costume | dancing | devil | fairies | fans | fighting | fire | historical subject | imagination | kissing | knives | personification | poetry | spear | spider | spider web | swords | wings
- Associated People:
- Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Print made by John Bell, 1811–1895, British, The Web, undated
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