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Creator:
William Say, 1768–1834, British
after unknown artist, ( H. Thompson )
Title:

Crossing the Brook

Date:
1804
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 27 1/4 × 18 3/16 inches (69.2 × 46.2 cm), Plate: 25 3/4 × 16 3/8 inches (65.4 × 41.6 cm), and Image: 24 × 16 5/16 inches (61 × 41.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Paul Mellon Collector's mark

lettered, lower left: "Painted by H. Thomson, A."; lettered, lower center: "CROSSING the BROOK. | To Sir John Fleming Leicester Bart this Print is respectfully inscribed by his most obedient & devoted humble Servant | H. Macklin."; lettered, lower left: "But one step more; be not in haste; | This stone's as slippery as the last. | Step cautiously-the danger's past. | Now we'll, trudge homeward cherrily."; letterd, lower right: "Engraved by W. Say"; lettered, lower right: "You'll tell your brothers wher you've been, | And what you've done and what you've seen; | How gay the faire was on the green. | And how the day past merrily."; lettered, lower center; "London, Published Jany, 10, 1804, by H. Macklin, No.39 Fleet Street."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.13203
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:38106
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