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Creator:
Print made by Samuel William Reynolds, 1773–1835, British
after James Northcote, 1746–1831, British
Published by James Daniell, active ca. 1780–1820, British
Title:
Lion and Snake
Date:
1799
Medium:
Mezzotint, etching, and roulette on medium, slightly textured, cream wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 19 1/4 × 24 inches (48.9 × 61 cm) and Image: 19 × 23 5/8 inches (48.3 × 60 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered lower center: "LION & SNAKE"; lower left: "J.Northcote RA Pinx."; lower center: "London Published Sept. [...] 1799 by James [...]"; lower right: "S.W.Reynolds fculpt."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1985.36.749
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animal art | fighting | lion | snake
Access:
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Exhibition History:
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Noble Exercise - The Sporting Ideal in Eighteenth-Century British Art (Yale Center for British Art, 1982-07-14 - 1982-09-19)

Picture Talking: James Northcote and the Fables (Yale Center for British Art, 2014-10-02 - 2014-12-14)

Publications:
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Mark (Andrew Mark), Ledbury, James Northcote, history painting, and the Fables, Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2014, pp. 103, 104, fig. 96, NJ18.N79 L43 2014 (YCBA)

Dudley Snelgrove, British Sporting and Animal Prints 1658-1874: A Catalogue, The Paul Mellon Collection , Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT, 1981, NE960.3 G7 B75 + Oversize (Mellon Shelf) (YCBA)

Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:44819
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