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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Nathaniel Hone RA, 1718–1784, Irish
Published by Horace Hone, Dublin, 1756–1825, British
Title:

Mrs. Siddons

Date:
1785
Medium:
Stipple engraving and etching in brown ink on medium, slightly textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 10 1/8 x 7 3/4 inches (25.7 x 19.7 cm), Plate: 8 7/8 x 6 3/4 inches (22.5 x 17.1 cm), and Image: 3 7/8 x 3 1/8 inches (9.8 x 7.9 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, on front, lower center: "Mrs Siddons"; in graphite, on back, lower right: "1177"; lower right: "[...] 1707"; lower right: "7/6"

Lettered, in black ink, center left: "H. Hone A.R.A. pinxt."; center right: "F Bartolozzi Sculps."; lower center: "(coat of arms with an armored arm holding a sword atop a shied with three fields, upper left with an open hand palm towards the viewer, lower left with a fish in the sea, right divided with a jagged diagonal moving upper left to lower right, the upper field white and the lower field dark)"; lower center: "(below the coat of arts is a latin inscription, illegible)"; lower center: "Pubd. Nov.r 4th by H. Hone Dublin."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.664
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
actress | arm | armor | belt | buckle | crest | crest | dress | fichu | fish | hand | oval | portrait | shield | sword | wig | woman
Associated People:
Shakespeare, William (1564–1616), playwright and poet
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:40891
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