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Creator:
William Ward, 1766–1826, British
after John Raphael Smith, 1752–1812, British
Title:

The Widow's Tale

Date:
1789
Medium:
Colored mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 22 3/4 × 16 13/16 inches (57.8 × 42.7 cm), Plate: 21 3/4 × 15 3/4 inches (55.2 × 40 cm), and Image: 20 3/8 × 15 5/8 inches (51.8 × 39.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "2161 | m8/-/-[fol]"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower right: "R1524"

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by J.R. Smith"; lettered, lower right: "Engravd by W. Ward"; lettered, lower center: "THE WIDOW'S TALE | LONDON Pub June 2 1789 by J.R.smith King Street Covt Garden"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.13126
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:37678
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