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Creator:
Edward Fisher, 1722–1785, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

Laurence Sterne, A.M.

Date:
1760
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige laid paper
Dimensions:
14 15/16 × 11 inches (37.9 × 27.9 cm) and 13 3/8 × 10 7/8 inches (34 × 27.6 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in brown ink, lower left: "Born", lower center: "Died 1768"; inscribed in graphite, on back, upper right: "24"; lower left: "6"

Marked in blue ink, on back, center, collector's stamp: Paul Mellon Collection

Lettered, lower left: "J. Reynolds Pinx,,t"; lower center: "Laurence Sterne, A.M. | Prebendary of York, Vicar of Sutton on the Forest and of Stillington near York."; lower right: "E. Fisher fecit. | Pr. 5.s"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12886
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
author | cloak | curls | desk | drapery | garter | gaze | gesturing | leg | mantle | papers | poet | portrait | posing | quills | robe | sitting | sleeves | smiling | Sterne, Laurence (1713–1768), writer and Church of England clergyman | vicar | wig
Associated People:
Sterne, Laurence (1713–1768), writer and Church of England clergyman
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38560
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