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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, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 23 13/16 × 18 inches (60.5 × 45.7 cm), Plate: 21 3/4 × 15 3/4 inches (55.2 × 40 cm), and Image: 20 3/8 × 15 11/16 inches (51.8 × 39.8 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Watermark Paul Mellon Collector's mark

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

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.13127
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:37679
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