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Creator:
James Ward, 1769–1859, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:
Mrs. Elizabeth Billington as St. Cecilia
Date:
1803
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 25 5/8 × 16 3/4 inches (65.1 × 42.5 cm) and Image: 25 × 16 5/16 inches (63.5 × 41.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "Vol.1 P.40"

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds | From the Original Picture by Sr. Joshua Reynolds."; lettered, lower center: "MRS. BILLINGTON, AS ST. CECILIA."; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by Jas. Ward Painter & Engraver to H.R.H. the Prince of Wales | Hark! the numbers soft and clear"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.9795
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
allegory | book | cherub | cloud | curls | flower (plant) | literary theme | opera | portrait | religious and mythological subject | robe | saint | sheet music | singer | singing | specific aspects ~ St. Cecilia | St. Cecilia as patroness of music | the virgin martyr Cecilia of Rome; possible attributes: falcon, musical instruments, organ, wreath of roses and lilies | woman | wreath
Associated People:
Billington, Elizabeth (1765–1818), singer
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:32236
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