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Creator:
William Sharp, 1749–1824, British
after Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Title:
Alfred the Great Dividing His Loaf with the Pilgrim
Date:
1782
Medium:
Engraving on moderately thick, slightly textured, blued white, laid paper, mounted on, thick, rough, blued white, laid paper
Dimensions:
Mount: 22 1/16 × 30 inches (56 × 76.2 cm), Sheet: 19 1/4 × 24 11/16 inches (48.9 × 62.7 cm), and Image: 17 1/16 × 23 1/2 inches (43.3 × 59.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by B. West, Historical Painter to His Majesty. | Size of the Picture"; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by Willm Sharp. | 7 F.. 8 1/2 I.by 9 F. 1 1/4 I. long."; lettered, lower center: "To the Master: Wardens, Assistants & Livery of the Worshipful Company of Stationers | This Print of ALFRED the GREAT dividing his LOAF with the PILGRIM, Engraved from | THE PICTURE at Stationers Hall (Pesented to them in 1780) is dedicated By their most obedient humble Servant- John Boydell. | Published as the Act directs November 9th 1782- By John Boydell, Engraver in Cheapside London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14480
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:40171
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