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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Richard Cosway, 1742–1821, British
Title:
Mrs. Abington as Thalia
Date:
ca. 1783
Medium:
Etching and stipple engraving, with hand colored ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 9 3/16 x 7 1/8 inches (23.4 x 18.1 cm) and Image: 9 1/8 x 6 3/4 inches (23.1 x 17.1 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on back, center left: "144"; lower center: "Mrs Abington 1783 [...]" ; lower right: "Juer 1617 | (IR31 / 1036a)"

Lettered, in black ink, lower left: "Rd. Cosway R. A. Delint"; lower center: "[...]"; lower right: "F. Bartolozzi Sculp."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.641
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actress | bust | crook, shepherd's | flowers (plants) | garlands | hills | lyre | mask | monument | mythology | pearls | performance | pipes | religious and mythological subject | ribbon | roses (plant) | sandals | sash | skirt | stage | stream | tambourine | theater (discipline) | trees | woman | woman
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Abington, Frances (1737–1815), actress
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40860
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