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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Sir Joshua Reynolds RA, 1723–1792, British
Published by John Fielding, acitve 1779–1809, British
Title:

Samuel Johnson

Additional Title(s):

Samuel Johnson L. L. D.

Dr. Johnson

Samuel Johnson L. L. D, Born Sepr. 1709, Died Decr. 13th, 1784

Date:
1785
Medium:
Etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 1/4 x 7 7/8 inches (26 x 20 cm), Plate: 9 15/16 x 7 11/16 inches (25.3 x 19.5 cm), and Image (tondo): 4 15/16 x 4 15/16 inches (12.6 x 12.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, lower left: "C92/Sh5"; on back, lower center: "(IR31/846)"; on back, lower right: "Juer 1818 | 10/6"

Lettered in black ink, along lower right border of tondo image: "F. Bartolozzi R. A. Sculpx. 1785"; lower center: "SAMUEL JOHNSON L. L. D. | Born Sepr,, 1709; died Decr,, 13th,, 1784. | Published October 8th,, 1785, by John Fielding, Pater Noster Row, London."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.623
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
author | bust | circle (plane figure) | costume | essayist | lexicographer | man | medallion (medal) | poet | portrait | tondo
Associated People:
Johnson, Samuel (1709–1784), author and lexicographer
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40828
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