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Creator:
Print made by John Bell, 1811–1895, British
after Etching Club, active 1838–1885, British
Published by John Bell, 1811–1895, British
Title:
The Web
Date:
undated
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper with cream chine collé
Dimensions:
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)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

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:
B1991.16.2
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
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:
demon
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:3169
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