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Creator:
James Watson, 1740–1790, British
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

Mrs. Abington

Date:
undated
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, slightly textured, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 24 3/8 × 15 1/16 inches (61.9 × 38.3 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, verso, upper right and lower left: "2"

Paul Mellon Collector's mark, verso

Lettered, lower center: "Mrs. ABINGTON. | Publish'd & Sold by L Wesson, in Litchfield Strt. Soho."; lettered lower left: "Sr. J Reynolds pinx"; lettered lower right: "Js. Watson fec"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.12936
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actress | performance | portrait | stage | theater (discipline) | woman
Associated People:
Abington, Frances (1737–1815), actress
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:38618
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