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Creator:
William Woollett, 1735–1785, British
and Francesco Bartolozzi RA, 1728–1815, Italian, active in Britain (1764–99)
after Thomas Jones, 1742–1803, British, active in Italy (1776–83)
and after John Hamilton Mortimer, 1740–1779, British
Title:

Dido and Aeneas

Date:
1787
Medium:
Line engraving and etching
Dimensions:
Plate: 17 7/8 x 22in. (45.4 x 55.9cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "The Landscape painted by T.Jonas, the Figures by J.Mortimer."; lettered, lower center: "The Figures engraved by F. Bartolozzi R.A. | To Her Imperial Majesty CATHARINE IId. Empress of all the Russias, the Print of DIDO and AENEAS, from a Picture in Her Valuable Collection is with her Majestys permission | Most respectfully inscribed by the most obedient and devoted servant, Elizabeth Woolett~ | Vide Virgil's Aeneis, Book IV. line 231. | London: Published as the Act directs, 1 Feby. 1787, by Eliz. Woollett, North Street, Upper Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place."; lettered, lower right: "The Landscape engraved by Wm. Woollett, Engraver to HIs Majesty."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1977.14.20190
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
armor | city | literary theme | lovers | palace | religious and mythological subject | river | trees | waterfall
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:41508
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