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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:

Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi

Additional Title(s):

Cornelia (Fan)

Cornelia Africana

Cornelia, Mother of the Gracchi, Shewing Her Children As Her Only Ornaments

Date:
1783
Medium:
Mezzotint and etching on moderately thick, moderately textured, cream laid paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 8 3/8 x 9 1/4 inches (21.3 x 23.5 cm), Plate: 7 13/16 x 8 3/4 inches (19.9 x 22.2 cm), and Image (oval): 4 1/4 x 5 3/8 inches (10.8 x 13.7 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Inscribed in graphite, lower center: "Mother of the Gracchi"; on back, lower center: "(IR31/2224); lower right, "II"; vertically along right edge of sheet: "Juer 1[?2]06"

Lettered in black ink, along lower left outline of oval image: "Benj. West inv."; along lower right outline of oval image: "F. Bartolozzi Sculp."; lower center: "Cornelia. | Publish'd by A. Poggi, St. Georges Row. Novr. 10th. 1783."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.791
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
(story of) Cornelia, mother of the Gracchi | ancient | bench | boy | column (architectural element) | Cornelia produces her two young sons, Tiberius and Gaius S. Gracchus, to a Roman matron who had shown off her jewelry | costume | family | gesture | jewelry | man | mother | necklace | nobility | ornaments | oval | patricians | pendants (jewelry) | portrait | Roman Empire | sandals | servant | sons | tribunes (public officers) | women
Associated People:
Africana, Cornelia (191 or 190 BC–100 BC)
Gracchus, Tiberius (163 or 162 BC–133 BC), Roman Populares politician
Gracchus, Gaius (154 BC–121 BC), Roman Populares politician
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41021
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