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Creator:
Print made by Thomas Cook, 1744–1818, British
after William Hogarth, 1697–1764, British
Published by Robinson, 1764–1822, British
Title:
Time Smoking a Picture
Date:
early 1800s
Medium:
Line engraving, etching, and mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 17 11/16 x 10 15/16 inches (45 x 27.8 cm), Plate: 9 15/16 x 7 11/16 inches (25.3 x 19.6 cm), and Image: 7 7/8 x 6 5/8 inches (20 x 16.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

collector's stamp of Yale University Gallery of Fine Arts, in brown ink, on back, lower right, in box: "YALE UNI | VERSITY | GALLERY | OF FINE | ARTS"

Lettered in black ink, within image, lower left: "_ As statues moulder into Worth. P. W."; lower left: "[partially cut off] Robinson, Pater noster-row, London."; lower center: "To Nature and your Self appearl, | Nor learn of others what to feel. Anon."; lower right: "Engrav'd by T. Cook."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art; Yale University Art Gallery Collection; Gift of Chauncey B. Tinker, B.A. 1899
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1994.4.875
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
commentary | devil | easel | horn | landscape | nude | painting (visual work) | personification | pipe (smoking equipment) | religious and mythological subject | satire | sculptures | scythe | skull (skeleton component) | smoke | smoking | statues | tear | time | urn | varnish | wings
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:37332
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