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Creator:
John Raphael Smith, 1752–1812, British
after Joseph Wright of Derby, 1734–1797, British, active in Italy (1773–75)
Title:

"William and Margaret"

Date:
1802
Medium:
Mezzotint on thick, moderately textured, cream, wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/2 × 23 11/16 inches (49.5 × 60.2 cm), Plate: 18 × 21 15/16 inches (45.7 × 55.7 cm), and Image: 17 3/8 × 21 13/16 inches (44.1 × 55.4 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "Painted by J. Wright"; lettered, lower right: "Engraved by J.R. Smith Mezzotinto Engraver | to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales"; lettered, lower left: "Twas at the silent solemn hour | When night and morning meet"; lettered, lower right: "In glided Margarets grimly ghost | And stood at William's feet"; lettered, lower center: "WILLIAM and MARGARET | From the celebrated ballad in Piercies Religues of Antient English Poetry Vol 3 XVI | London Published June 1 1802 by R.Ackermann at his Repository of Arts N.101 Strand"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1978.43.332
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Access:
View by request in the Study Room
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:42144
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Matthew Craske, Joseph Wright of Derby : Painter of darkness, The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, New Haven, pp. 296-297, fig. 192, NJ18.W95 C72 2020+ (YCBA)


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