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Creator:
James Gillray, 1757–1815, British
Published by Hannah Humphrey, ca. 1745–1818, British
Title:

The Rake's-Progress at the University - No. 2 - "Ah me! that thou the Freshman's-Guide should'st read, yet venture on the hallowed grass to tread"

Part Of:

Collective Title: The Rake's-Progress at the University

Date:
1806
Medium:
Etching with aquatint, hand-colored on moderately thick, slightly textured, beige wove paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (trimmed inside plate): 9 3/4 × 13 7/8 inches (24.7 × 35.3 cm) and Image: 8 7/8 × 13 3/4 inches (22.6 × 35 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, lower left: "The Rake's-Progress at the University. __No.2.__"; lower center, bracketed: "Ah me! _that thou the Freshman's-Guide should'st read | Yet venture on the hallowed grass to tread.__"; lower right: "Publishd October 22d 1806, | by H. Humphrey No27 _ | St James's Street London"

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Paul Mellon Collection
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1995.23.23
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
academic robes | angry | book | breeches | broom | caricature | cravats | doorway | footprints | genre subject | grass | green | humor | men | mortar boards | parody | quadrangle | satire | spying | students | tassels | The Rake's Progress at the University (1806) | university | watching | windows | youth
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4714
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