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

A Cognocenti Contemplating ye Beauties of ye Antique

Date:
1801
Medium:
Etching, hand-colored on moderately thick, smooth, cream wove paper mounted on green card
Dimensions:
Sheet (cropped inside plate): 15 3/8 x 10 11/16 inches (39 x 27.2 cm) and Image: 13 x 10 1/16 inches (33 x 25.5 cm)
Inscription(s)/Marks/Lettering:

Lettered, upper right: "498"; lower center: "Js Gillray invt & Fect Pubd Feby 11th 1801 by H Humphrey 27 St James's Street | A COGNOCENTI contemplating ye Beautieis of ye Antique."

Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Barbara and Max Wilk, Yale BA 1941
Copyright Status:
Public Domain
Accession Number:
B1995.8
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Prints and Drawings
Subject Terms:
animals | antiques | beauty | boots | broken | cane | caricature | carpet | dishes | drinking glasses | goblet | grotesque | hand | hat | humor | man | mummy | old | paintings | parody | pots | relics | satire | sculptures | spurs | statues | table | thoughtful | vases | Vesuvius
Associated People:
Marcus Antonius (83 BC–30 BC), Roman politician and general
Claudius (character in Hamlet)
Hamilton, Emma, Lady Hamilton (bap. 1765, d. 1815), social celebrity and artist's model
Bacchus
Cleopatra VII Philopator (late 69 BC–30 BC), last pharaoh of Ancient Egypt
Nelson, Horatio, Viscount Nelson (1758–1805), naval officer
Cupid
Hamilton, Sir William (1730-1803), collector and political official
Access:
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Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:4826
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