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Creator:
unknown artist
after unknown artist
Title:
The Old Fountain in the Minories
Date:
undated
Medium:
Etching on slightly textured, medium, white wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 7/16 × 7 5/8 inches (24 × 19.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Engraved inscriptions: below image, at center "THE OLD FOUNTAIN IN THE MINORIES"; below "(taken down 1793) was formerly an Inn: the dining room was curiously orna- | mented; and over the fire place was a date, within a year of 1480. The timber-works | were so firmly constructed, that Horses were employed to pull them asunder. The | court behind (now Fountain Court) was anciently called London Prentice Yard." and below "Published Aug. 10. 1798, by N. Smith, Rembrandt's Head, Gt. Mays Building St. Martins Lane, & I. T. Smith, 40, Frith St. Soho."

Lettered, lower center: "THE OLD FOUNTAIN in the MINORIES | (taken down 1793) was formerly an Inn: the dining room was curiously orna | mented; and over the fire place was a date, wihtin a year of 1480. The timber works | were so firmly constructed, that Horses were employed to pull them asunder. The | court behind (now Fountain Court) was anciently called London Prentice Yard"; lower center: "Published Aug. 10 1798, by N. Smith, Rembrandt's Head, G.t Mays Buildings S.t Martins Lane & I.T. Smith, 40 Frith S.t Soho"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Copyright Information
Accession Number:
B1977.14.15188
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
architectural subject
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:31982
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