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Creator:
Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after William Hamilton, 1751–1801, British
Title:

June

Date:
1789
Medium:
Stipple engraving
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "W. Hamilton R.A. pinxt. | ruthless Death mows king and clown, | Both flower and weed the scythe cuts down. | The village maids, with fork and rake, | Of verdant grass brown hay now make; | And, Chear'd by ale, to rustic tune | Chaunt their blithe song in praise of June:"; lettered, lower right: "F. Bartolozzi R.A. sculpt. | But shouldt Aquarius drain his vase, | And in a flood immerse the ways. | Pity ye rich; th'industrious poor, | Nor send them hungry from your door; | And young or old, rich, poor, grave, gay, | While the sun shines be sure make hay;"; lettered, lower center: "JUNE. | London Publish'd July 10, 1789 by Thos. Macklin Poets Gallery Fleet Street"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.19514
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:37234
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