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Creator:
Print made by Robert Blyth, 1750–1784
after John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British
Published by Robert Blyth, 1750–1784
Title:

The Captive

Part Of:

Collective Title: A Sentimental Journey through France and Italy, 1768

Date:
1781
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper, laid on mount
Dimensions:
Sheet: 13 11/16 x 17 1/4 inches (34.8 x 43.8 cm), Plate: 12 13/16 x 16 7/16 inches (32.6 x 41.7 cm), and Image: 11 1/4 x 15 1/8 inches (28.6 x 38.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on mount, center right: "X | 16 3/4"

Lettered in black ink, lower left: "Drawn by Mortimer."; lower center: "The Captive. | As I darkened the little light he had, he lifted up a hopeless eye towards the door, then cast it down _ shook his head and went on with his work of affliction. Sentimental Journey. | To Alexr,, Wight Esqr,, Advocate, This Plate, is humbly Inscribed, by His much obliged, and most obedient Servant, R. Blyth. | From an Original Drawing of Mortimer, in the Collection of Richard Payne Knight Esqr. London, Publish'd as the Act directs, Novr. 1st. 1781, by R. Blyth No. 27, Great Castle, Street, Cavendish Square."; lower right: "Etch'd by R. Blyth."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12129
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
chain | correctional institution | jug | light | literary theme | man | manacles | portrait | prison | prisoner | sadness | shackles | Sterne, Laurence (1713–1768), writer and Church of England clergyman | wood
Associated People:
Reverend Mr. Yorick
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31918
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