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Creator:
John Watts, active 1766–1786
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Title:

Joseph Baretti. Secretary for Foreign Correspondence to the Royal Academy

Date:
1780
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, beige, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 3/16 × 14 3/4 inches (51.3 × 37.5 cm), Plate: 17 7/8 × 12 7/8 inches (45.4 × 32.7 cm), and Image: 16 × 12 15/16 inches (40.6 × 32.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower right: "b.6749"; inscribed in graphite, verso, lower left: "26281"

Lettered, lower left: "Joshua Reynolds Eques pinxit."; lettered, lower right: "J. Watts sculpsit."; lettered, lower center: "JOSEPH BARETTI. | Secretary for Foreign Correspondence to the Royal Academy. | Published July 18th.1780 by John Boydell Engraver in Cheapside London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Donald C. Gallup, Yale BA 1934, PhD 1939
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1993.18.2
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:4011
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