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Creator:
Print made by William Ward, 1766–1826, British
after Francis Wheatley, 1747–1801, British
Title:
The Disaster
Date:
1789
Medium:
Mezzotint on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream, laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 23 × 17 3/8 inches (58.4 × 44.1 cm), Plate: 21 3/4 × 15 7/8 inches (55.2 × 40.3 cm), and Image: 20 3/16 × 15 13/16 inches (51.3 × 40.2 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Paul Mellon Collector's mark

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by F. Wheatly"; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by W. Ward."; lettered, lower center: "THE DISASTER. | London. Publish'd July 26th 1789 by J.R.Smith No.31 King Street Covent Garden."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.14514
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
bird | bird cage | cat (domestic cat) | genre | glass | literary theme
Access:
Accessible by request in the Study Room [Request]
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40235
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