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Creator:
Print made by Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Benjamin West, 1738–1820, American, active in Britain (from 1763)
Published by Antonio Poggi, active 1776–1781, Italian
Title:
St. Cecilia
Date:
1784
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 1/8 x 8 15/16 inches (30.8 x 22.7 cm), Plate: 8 5/8 x 7 1/2 inches (21.9 x 19.1 cm), and Image: 4 1/4 x 3 5/16 inches (10.8 x 8.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower left: "1/"; on back, lower right: "Juer 1936 | (IR31/2217)"

Lettered in brown ink, along lower left outline of oval image: "Benjamin West inv."; along lower right outline of oval image: "F. Bartolozzi Sculpst."; lower center: "ST. CECILIA. | London. Published June 1st, 1784, by A : Poggi, No. 7, St. Georges Row, Hyde Park."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.786
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
Christianity | clouds | costume | dress | music | musical instrument | organ (aerophone) | oval | portrait | pulling | putto | religious and mythological subject | rope | sandals | shawl | woman
Associated People:
St. Cecilia as patroness of music
saint
St. Cecilia making music and/or singing
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41018
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